Kristi Starnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(323) 591-3873

Kristi Starnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Virtual
Long Beach, CA 90804
(323) 591-3873
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Santa Ana, CA 92704
(323) 591-3873
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About

As a Trans neurodivergent therapist my approach is friendly, collaborative, and attentive to your individual situation. I have found that my use of Attachment Focused EMDR, Relational trauma processing techniques, and teaching cognitive skills, has helped clients gain a stronger sense of identity, clarity, and ability to move forward in life with confidence. I can help you differentiate thoughts, feelings, and sensations which are scary for all of us. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or a big life change, my intention is to create a space that is free of judgment where you can explore any thought or feeling you may have.
I work with clients of many ages and backgrounds, and I specialize in working with transgender , non-binary, and queer clients who are exploring their gender and sexual identities, and those exploring relational trauma, and sense of self.
If you are curious about therapy, I invite you to be just that — curious. I view the therapeutic process as a journey we take together. Feel free to call for a free 15 min consultation, where you can get a sense of who I am, discuss your situation, and get a feel for how I might be able to help. "Through the greatest confusion comes the greatest clarity."

Finances

  • Session Fee: $180 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Can provide superbill
  • Out of Network
Out of Network, can provide a Superbill which can be submitted to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
Email me or call (323) 591-3873 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / 123103
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2017
Attachment Focused EMDR, along with standard protocol EMDR trained. (Parnell Institute), Gender and Sexuality Specialist, LGBTQ Affirmative.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Iowa / MFA: Acting, Voice, Movement
  • Year graduated: 2012
  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Member Since: 2016

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"After covering for Krist Starnes during a brief leave, it was evident that they create incredible bonds with their clients. They are my go to for clinical consultation for the same reason, I trust them and their clinical knowledge."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

Virtual
Long Beach, CA 90804
(323) 591-3873
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Santa Ana, CA 92704
(323) 591-3873
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Codependency
  • Adult children of Narcissists
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Toxic Masculinity, phobias
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 3 Feb 2023
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Kristi Starnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT