Kristin Staroba,MSW

Kristin Staroba,MSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW
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: Since I am a licensed clinical social worker, my fees qualify for reimbursement under most insurance plans. My fees are generally considered within the "usual and customary" (UCR) range.

Your payment is made directly to me, by cash, check, VENMO, or credit card.

If you wish to submit for insurance reimbursement, I will provide you with the needed information. Contact your insurer for details about coverage and paperwork required.

Please be aware that using insurance may compromise your confidentiality.

Currently, my fees are as follows:
Individual 50 minutes, $210
Couples 50 minutes, $260
Group 75 minutes, $130

Fees are subject to change.


1201 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 710
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

My Approach to Helping

We all need help sometimes. Relationships, career, family, money, health, sex--each aspect of our lives is affected by our histories (what we bring with us from the past) and our habits (how we reflexively respond in the moment). Therapy is a place to take a deep look at ourselves, to turn over all the puzzle pieces and discover how they connect and make a picture. Being aware of what shapes our behaviors and responses gives us some leverage--to make choices that bring us more joy, satisfaction, and energy.

In working with individuals, couples, and groups, I draw on a variety of therapeutic techniques, 20 years of clinical experience, and many seasons working in the corporate world. By training, my style is experiential and interactive?I?m not a quiet "blank slate" therapist. Rather, I'll encourage you to notice your in-the-moment experience, help you discover how the past informs the present, and guide you in practicing new behaviors. Exploration can lead to choices and feelings that work better for you.

More Info About My Practice

In individual psychotherapy, we meet once or twice a week, beginning with a consultation to assure we are a good match. Individual work is the place to start in treating trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, career concerns, relationship problems, and a host of other issues our lives may present.

Couples therapy brings you and your spouse/partner/family member in together to speak your piece, learn to hear the other, develop skills to communicate and compromise, and work in collaboration toward an easier relationship. It can feel scary to say out loud what needs to be said?my presence as an unbiased witness and guide helps keep everyone safe.

In group, my co-therapist and I meet weekly with members. Group is a powerful setting in which to learn about how others experience you, how you let yourself become known, how to be genuinely present and connected, and how our relationships can buoy or bury us. Typically, people start in individual and add or switch to group after several months.
I provide individual and group supervision to new and licensed clinicians. I am a certified Maryland supervisor for clinical social workers.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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