Kirimi Fuller, PsyD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience providing evidence- based treatment and assessment services to youth, adolescents, families, and young adults. Dr. Fuller earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Washington University and trained in a variety of community mental health and school-based settings.
She completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, with a focus on play therapy and developmental assessments for children 0-5 years old. Following a brief time living abroad and doing research at the Anna Freud Centre in London, UK; Dr. Fuller returned to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut as a community office director, providing treatment and assessment services, as well as clinical supervision for predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and clinicians.
Most recently, Dr. Fuller served as a Clinical Psychologist/Psychology Externship Director and then Team Leader at the City of Alexandria Community Services Board – Child and Family Behavioral Health Services. In these roles, she worked closely with local systems, including schools, child welfare, and court services to serve youth and families experiencing serious mental illness. Additionally, she has extensive experience providing comprehensive psychological testing for individuals across the age range, with a specialty in personality and social emotional assessments.
Taking a person-centered and collaborative approach, Dr. Fuller has broad experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, mood challenges, life/adjustment stress, behavioral dysregulation, and family conflict, as well as specific interest in assisting individuals who have experienced trauma. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for youth and adults, Client Centered Play Therapy, and Insight oriented/Psychodynamic approaches.
Dr. Fuller works together with each individual and family to best understand what brings them to seek help at this moment and create a collaborative treatment plan to affect long lasting change. Recognizing that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to success, she focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment to learn new skills and address challenges together.
When outside of the office, Dr. Fuller enjoys playing with her beagle and exploring new places with her family.