Holly Starr

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Holly Starr, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek
(925) 380-2615

Holly Starr

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Location

1415 Oakland Blvd
Suite 100
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 380-2615

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Are you feeling stuck, lost, confused, or caught between contradictory feelings of hope and despair? Psychotherapy offers a reflective space to explore the sometimes vaguely understood and conflicting feelings that may inhibit us. Through therapy, a greater sense of integrity, grounding, aliveness and meaning in life is possible. Each phase of adulthood brings its own challenges. I am an intuitive, creative listener and encourage those I work with to recognize and begin to trust their own inner resources. Somewhere between deep yearning, open listening and authentic responding therapy happens--a process that can be difficult to describe and richly rewarding.

Specializations include bereavement which may alternate between feelings of melancholy, worthlessness, anger or numbness. I'm well versed in related issues of depression and anxiety, with effects on relationships, productivity, and well-being. I'm particularly interested in dissociative patterns experienced as "not me" feelings, self esteem issues and shame.

Working with individuals and couples, I am interested in how transitions--from leaving home, becoming parents, midlife crises, and coping with aging--challenge us to reassess our identity. I've studied how trauma passes through generations and how chronic relational trauma disrupts our sense of self and attachment to others.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License and State: LMFT 22500 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Wire

Location

1415 Oakland Blvd
Suite 100
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 380-2615

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 04 May 2018
Holly Starr, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek

Holly Starr

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT