Clinical Couselor

Kelly Scarry-Monteith


Kelly is a licensed master social worker in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a member of the treatment team at Eating Disorders Treatment Center, LLC, she provides therapy to individuals and families experiencing issues related to eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, grief, and trauma. She offers both traditional and or spiritual-focused counseling suited to client needs. Kelly’s approach to therapy is one of compassion. Holding a deep understanding of the effects trauma and chronic depression can have on the growth process, the debilitations of anxiety, and of the human need for healthy meaningful attachment with others.

Kelly received formal training in trauma-informed care practices, suicide treatment and prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy, Exposure/Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Processing Therapy.

Kelly is a certified domestic violence counselor and a certified clinical trauma professional—CCTP. She received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology: Christian Counseling with an emphasis on crisis and trauma with military application from Liberty University. She is affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Prior to joining the team at Eating Disorders Treatment Center, LLC, Kelly worked with victims of domestic violence, individuals struggling with substance addiction and co-occurring disorders, and engaged in research at San Diego Hospice and The Institute For Palliative Medicine in San Diego, California. She worked closely with the director of Psychology and Integrative Medicine to provide Dignity Therapy, which is designed to bring meaning and a sense of legacy to those in palliative care through life-reflection interviews. Kelly is published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine and in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

When not working on her passions, Kelly enjoys spending free time with her family and her friends. She enjoys browsing art galleries, going on outdoor excursions and, whenever possible, eating sushi.

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