Kara Starkey

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Kara Starkey

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

3190 S Bascom Ave
Suite 180
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 759-5147

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Kara Starkey is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Change can be difficult -- Allow me to help you succeed on your journey! Throughout my years of experience, I've found great joy and satisfaction in helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I work with children treating for phobias, unhappiness, divorce, grief, separation issues, abuse, neglect, poor self-esteem, and problems adjusting to life transitions. I use a combination of play therapy, art therapy, and talk therapy, as appropriate per the child's developmental level.
Treating "difficult" teens is also one of my specialties. I treat youth experiencing challenges with depression, anxiety, abuse, substance use, and self-harm. I treat adults experiencing a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, stress, separation/divorce and other life crisis situations.
My passion and unique specialty is animal-assisted therapy. A fully-trained and certified animal is directed by a mental health professional and this type of therapy may aid in increasing verbal interactions, increasing attention skills, developing leisure/recreation skills, increasing self-esteem, and reducing anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna EAP
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Sutter
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Victim Witness
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: California / MFT45806
  • School: Santa Clara University
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Location

3190 S Bascom Ave
Suite 180
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 759-5147

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peripartum
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021
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Kara Starkey

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT