Kristi Starkey,LMFT

Kristi Starkey,LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 52051
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 25345
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Office 1
26461 Crown Valley Pkwy
Ste 120
Mission Viejo, California 92691
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Office 2
1700 Adams Ave
Suite 214
Costa Mesa, California 92627
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150.00 per 50 minutes. One 15 minute free phone consultation

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Are you tired of being controlled and disrespected in your marriage? Do you suffer from stress and anxiety in your relationships? Do you long for Love and Respect in your marriage? My passion is helping you gain insight and to understand why you feel the way you do and give you tools to have more connection in your relationship! I am warm and easy to connect with which makes your experience in the first session much more relaxing.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA I will help you gain insight and break negative patterns in your relationships and understand why you are triggered by your mate.

Singles looking for a mate come to me so I can help them gain insight and awareness so they can learn how to attract their partner. If you are struggling with communication in your marriage I will help you understand your negative pattern of relating by using Emotionally Focused Therapy so you can learn how to emotionally connect with your partner.

Email or Call Kristi Starkey,LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25345

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $90 - $150 and I take credit cards, checks, and cash.

I will provide a Super Bill with the Tax ID# and Provider# for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My personal experience in life gives me a foundation to draw from. I lost both of my parents by the age of 30 so I understand what it's like to persevere and keep going. I went back to school at 40 to complete both my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. Becoming a therapist is my passion and my final career. I worked for 20 years in the fashion industry and have spent the last 13 years in Christian Higher Education.

I have a blended family and am the step-mother to an autistic son who also suffers from anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder so I understand the challenges and and patience step-parenting takes. I know what it is like to juggle a family and a career and the challenges that can bring.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

I offer a 20 minute complimentary phone consultation. I use that time to listen to you and understand your presenting problem to make sure that we are a fit and and I can help you. It also give you the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable and want to work with me.

Change can take time and commitment to the process. You can see changes in your lifer fairly when you are committed to work and the process.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women, Couples Therapy, Marital Therapy

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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