Therapist Profile

Kara Nossardi, M.A.
Professional Title:
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 388-4725
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a Psychotherapist, I am passionate about supporting my clients in finding balance and ease in all aspects of their lives. I work with individuals of all ages to help explore the inner landscape of their experience, and to identify and address obstacles that prevent them from engaging in life more fully. The focus of my work with clients is to facilitate a move through the stressors of past and present, to eliminate what is no longer useful, and to focus on all that is promising and possible. I bring to my practice extensive experience as a psychotherapist, college professor, and school counselor. I completed my graduate work in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and my EMDR training from the Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute. I am licensed by the California Board of Behavior Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and am a Certified EMDR Therapist with the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a Clinical Supervisor. I offer psychotherapy services and EMDR in both Spanish and English.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Daytime appointments available.
I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I offer EMDR, as well as traditional "talk therapy" for clients of all ages. For Interns and those in Practicum, I offer clinical supervision.
Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser, Magellan, Most Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS); MA in Human Communication Studies from the University of Northern Colorado; MA in Spanish Linguistics from CSU Sacramento.

Area of Specialty

Anger Management
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Telephone/Online Therapy
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; Certified EMDR Therapist with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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