Kelly Hyatt, MFT
(805) 882-2424 x 308
Kelly utilizes a strength-based integrative approach in her work with couples, families, teens, and children. She draws on principles from humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavior models to collaborate with clients to set goals for positive change. Kelly views the therapeutic process as a tool to help individuals explore meaningful ways for strengthening their relationship to self, as well as increasing cohesiveness and functioning in the family.
B.A. in Social Ecology, Specialization in Psychology and Social Behavior from U.C. Irvine (1993)
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Healthy Aging Specialization from Antioch University (2014)
Professional and Volunteer Experience
Kelly’s clinical training has included working with diverse client populations with internships at the Mental Wellness Center and Community Counseling & Education Center.
Previously, Kelly worked as a full-time substitute teacher for the Santa Barbara School District in grades k-8.
Kelly has enjoyed being active in the community of Santa Barbara for the past 23 years in the following organizations: Starr King Parent-Child Workshop, Peabody Charter School, Girl Scouts, Santa Barbara Soccer Club, and National Charity League.
Kelly has been married for over 31 years. She has three daughters, one son, and three lively dogs. Kelly enjoys reading, attending psychotherapy conferences, watching movies, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.