Marla Ruth Starnes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Marla Ruth Starnes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Sorrento, FL 32776
(352) 280-3418

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Are you struggling to cope with what life has thrown at you? As if day to day life isn't challenging enough due to past trauma or anxiety about the future, navigating life in a pandemic has made it even more difficult to cope. Whether you are struggling with gaining control of your eating, body image issues, low self-esteem or unresolved trauma from the past, I am here to help you. I work well with teens and adults wanting to take a direct approach to improving their perspectives and behaviors. In my practice I see clients struggling with symptoms of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns.
There is so much value in validating our beliefs and feelings while also learning new ways to view our issues and make positive changes. Helping people heal, break patterns and get unstuck is my specialty. I’m trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a more structured approach to client care.
Are you looking to make a positive change in your life? Are you ready to get unstuck from old unhelpful patterns? Managing past traumas and current dysfunction can be hard to tackle on your own. If you are ready to heal let me help you in this process.
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: Florida / SW11393
  • School: University of Central Florida
  • Year Graduated: 2007
I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and utilize a multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Zur Institute / telemental health certification
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Marla Ruth Starnes's Groups

Coping with Covid for Adolescents

This group is for adolescents who might be feeling overwhelmed or fatigued due to the continued effects of COVID or other life stress. The focus of these groups will be learning DBT skills such as mindfulness and pros and cons to cope with the continued stress of coping in a pandemic.

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DBT adult group

This is a group for adults struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, and past trauma. It is a DBT focused group focused on mindfulness, exploring values, and Building a Life Worth Living.

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Location

Sorrento, FL 32776
(352) 280-3418
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Professional Connections

Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021
Marla Ruth Starnes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sorrento
Marla Ruth Starnes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW