Dr. Tuller

Kelly Foran Tuller, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with training and expertise in health psychology. She practices evidence based therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Tuller completed her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and her masters and doctorate from LaSalle University. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine and an APA-accredited postdoctoral residency at VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

Dr. Tuller has received in-depth training and supervision in several evidence-based psychotherapies including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Problem Solving Therapy (PST).  She utilizes a client-centered and biopsychosocial framework as a platform for treatment. Dr. Tuller has comprehensive experience working with adults with anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, bereavement/loss, and adjustment to a major life stressor such as fertility problems or illness. She has worked extensively with clients interested in making important health behavior changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation and management of chronic stress. She conducts pre-surgical evaluations including bariatric surgery evaluations, transplant evaluations, and fertility treatment evaluations.  Additionally, she has experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and management of medical stressors such as asthma, pediatric diabetes, obesity, and allergies.  Further, she has 8 years of experience teaching and supervising these treatment modalities to clinical psychology interns and postdoctoral residents.

Dr. Tuller’s area of research includes patient/provider communication and examining the effectiveness of training primary care providers in delivering brief cognitive behaviorally informed interventions.  She has additional research interests in understanding the role of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in increasing engagement in therapy and health behavior change.  She has authored 10 peer-reviewed publications and has presented her findings in many nationally recognized conferences.

Prior to joining CBT Westport, Dr. Tuller was a Cognitive Behavioral psychologist  at VA Connecticut Healthcare System working with patients and families in the outpatient primary care setting.  There, she also served as co-director of the APA-accredited postdoctoral program and maintained an academic appointment at Yale University School of Medicine as Assistant Clinical Professor.   She maintains a part time appointment as supervisor and consultant at VA Connecticut and Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tuller is a  member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 38 (Health Psychology) and the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC).