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Kara Kornher(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
FloridaCaliforniaNew YorkVirginia
Codependency-Communication issues- Couples counseling- Relationship issues-Conflict resolution-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Dr. Kara Kornher helps couples, individuals and families improve communication and relationship skills, resolve conflicts effectively, recover from past traumas, and set healthy boundaries while honoring everyone's feelings and needs. In addition, she helps individuals recover from codependency, toxic relationships (e.g. narcissistic abuse by a partner or family member) and cPTSD. 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 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.

Message to clients

Welcome! I am passionate about helping individuals and couples from all orientations and walks of life to improve communication and self-expression, find or transform their best relationships, and gain the ability to meet their own needs, and those of their partners as well. An important part of this is for me to assist individuals recovering from codpendency, toxic relationships (eg narcissistic abuse by a partner or family member) and cPTSD to heal from past traumas that are impacting their current relationships or lives. With my affirming and solution focused approach, I will guide you in identifying and communicating your feelings, needs, values and boundaries in ways that enhance connection and well-being, while reducing conflict, and leading to win-win solutions that work!

Asking for help is rarely easy. I welcome the chance to get to know about you, explain my approach & determine how I can best assist you. If you seek to improve your relationships, enhance communication skills, engage in self-reflection and improve your well-being, please reach out. I'd love to offer you a free 15 minute consultation that we can schedule at your convenience.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 30 years

Alma, Private Practice Psychologist
California State University, San Marcos, Psychologist and LD Specialist
California State University, San Marcos, Ombudsman

School of Professional Psychology, Wrigth State University, PsyD (Doctor of Psychology), 1994
College of William and Mary, BA, Psychology , 1990


California: 14583 - Virginia: 0810008501 - Florida: TPPY2680 - New York: 026448




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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

Get reimbursed for sessions with Kara Kornher

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$195 (50min)
  • Initial session:$195 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$195 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Lower fee available for shorter sessions. Aetna can be billed directly and you will only pay the copayment. Out of network fees are $195 for a 45-50 minute session or $250 for a 55 - 60 minute session.