Therapist Profile

Name:
Kara Nossardi, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
Oakland, CA 94605
Phone:
(510) 388-4725
License Number
LMFT83928
Practicing Since:
2010
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.
Services
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.
Insurance
Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser, Magellan, Most Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
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

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Families
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Phobias
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

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

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