Kara Urie-Lott

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Education:

Brigham Young University Hawaii

1995-1998

Brigham Young University Provo

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

1999-2001

University Nevada Las Vegas

Master of Science (Marriage & Family Therapy)

2001-2004

Bio

Originally from Las Vegas, I moved away for a short time to further my education by attending BYU Hawaii in Laie, HI. This unique experience vastly increased my knowledge and appreciation of other cultures and allowed me to reconnect with my Polynesian background. I returned to the mainland to complete my undergraduate degree at BYU in Provo, UT. In 2001, I moved back to Las Vegas to complete my graduate work and to enjoy being close to family once again.

I count myself very fortunate to be a third-generation therapist. My father has a thriving Marriage and Family Therapy practice in Southern Utah and my late Grandfather was a retired professor of one of the top MFT schools in the nation. He also maintained a private practice as well. I have learned many things from both of their examples. As early as my High School years, I was helping with teen panels, parenting classes, retreats and seminars for my father’s therapy center. Because of this life experience, I was raised on many of the “techniques” and “theories” that most people learn about in books and work to put into practice. This has provided me with amazing resources and examples to build on as well as cultivated my unique and authentic understanding of how therapy works on the ground, with real people and families.

The most valuable lessons I’ve learned are to be a truly authentic and caring therapist and to make connecting with people the key focus.

Work Experience

2004 - current

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Private Practice

1998 - June 2018

Psychotherapist

Antelope Springs Counseling Services, Inc.

2003 - 2004

Psychotherapist

Bridge Counseling Associates

2002 - 2003

Psychotherapist

UNLV Center for Couple, Individual
& Family Counseling

2000 - 2001

BYU Research Assistant to MFT
Department Chair, Dr. Jeffery Larson

Remarriage Project

Seminars, Retreats and Classes:

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Presenter/Coordinator

“Understanding Internet Pornography and Addiction”

Presenter/Coordinator

"Communication: The Key to Connection"

Presenter

"Effective Parenting: It's a Lifestyle
not a Diet"

Presenter

“Boundaries”

Presenter/Coordinator

“Kukulukumuhana” Personal Improvement Retreat. Oahu, Hawaii.

Coordinator

"The Importance of Fathers"

Speech

Creating the life that you want:
How to “Be” so you can “Do”

Presenter