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Dr. Kara Kornher helps couples, individuals and families improve communication and relationship skills, resolve conflicts effectively, and set healthy boundaries while honoring the feelings and needs of all involved. Her approach is affirming and solution-focused. She will help you shift unhealthy thoughts or patterns, learn the best ways to ask for what you want, and create life enhancing relationships.
Dr. Kornher earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics at the College of William and Mary. She completed her junior year abroad in the UK and is a dual citizen of the US and Italy. Dr. Kornher earned her Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 1994 she completed an APA approved internship at UCSD. Her additional experience includes a postdoctoral internship with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, emergency/ER evaluations at Scripps Hospitals, and private practice/consulting throughout her career.
Dr. Kornher spent 27 years assisting college students with mental health, attention and learning issues navigate higher education, while training doctoral level interns in psychological and educational assessment. She also worked as an organizational Ombudsman for 10 years, helping individuals and groups communicate and resolve conflicts effectively in the workplace.
Highlights of Dr. Kornher's other professional experience include working with student athletes at UCLA, providing ADHD assessments for children and adults in the San Diego Area, and writing Matchmaking Reports for Valenti International. Her private practice focuses on helping clients create healthy relationships while maintaining good self care. She see clients virtually throughout California.
To learn more about Dr. Kornher’s approach, please reach out for a free phone consultation.
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life
Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Reduced fee available for shorter sessions: $150 for 45 minutes
Extended Family/Couples Sessions Available: $250 for 90 minutes
Years of Experience: 29 years
California State University, San Marcos, Psychologist and Ombudsman, 1996 - 2023
School of Professional Psychology, Wrigth State University, PsyD (Doctor of Psychology), 1994
College of William and Mary, BA, Psychology , 1990