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Kara Sanft

Kara Lott is a Licensed Marriage and 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 and Family Therapy), 2001-2004

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

There are many theories, opinions, and schools of thought when it comes to therapy and how a therapist should approach client issues and concerns.  My philosophy is this:  because people are unique with their own individual experience, I pull from many different theories, exercises and fields of thought to create an experience that is custom to my clients' personality, concerns and specific needs.  My clients set the goals and objectives for their therapeutic experience, my job is to help them learn how to achieve those goals.  This allows them to take ownership of the work that they do with me and make healthier choices that will enable them get their needs met in positive and productive ways. I have always been very passionate about therapy and have known it was what I wanted to do.  I have been seeing clients in Las Vegas since 2004. Before that time, beginning when I was still in high school, I helped out with teen panels, parenting classes, retreats, and seminars for my father’s therapy center.  I count myself very fortunate to be a third generation therapist. 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 a unique and authentic understanding of how therapy works as well as amazing resources and examples that went before me.  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 but the most valuable to me has been how to be the kind of therapist that is authentic to who I am and to make connecting with people the key focus.

 

Seminars, Retreats, and Classes: 

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” (Presenter/Coordinator)

“Boundaries” (Presenter/Coordinator)

“Understanding Internet Pornography and Addiction” (Presenter/Coordinator)

“Kukulukumuhana” Personal Improvement Retreat. Oahu, Hawaii. (Coordinator) 

"Communication: The Key to Connection"  (Presenter) 

"The Importance of Fathers" (Speech)

"Effective Parenting: It's a Lifestyle not a Diet" (Presenter)

Parenting Class (semi-annual) click here to email your interest in joining the next cycle

 

Work Experience

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

in private practice 2004-current

Antelope Springs Counseling Services, Inc. 

(Corporate Vice President and Psychotherapist)1998-Current

Bridge Counseling Associates (Psychotherapist) 2003-2004

UNLV Center for Couple, Individual & Family Counseling (Psychotherapist) 2002-2003

BYU Research Assistant to MFT Department Chair, Dr. Jeffery Larson (remarriage project) 2000-2001

 

Member of AAMFT