Kari Killianey, Therapist in Belmont, California — Zencare
Kari Wolman Killianey
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Kari Wolman Killianey

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Belmont Accepting In-person
Updated July 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Kari is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Belmont, CA. Many of her clients are going through major life changes, including relationship difficulties or transitions and career stress or burnout. She also specializes in supporting clients who are building a new family, whether deciding about next steps, going through infertility treatment or reproductive loss, or adjusting to the challenges of parenting. While many may have a diagnosis of depression or an anxiety disorder, regardless of issue or diagnosis, Dr. Kari's primary goal is to help her clients navigate their challenges by offering a compassionate space for them to talk about their feelings without judgment, and to learn the skills they need to cope with life’s many ups and downs.

Dr. Kari's primary approach is Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a bio-psycho-social approach based in evolutionary and psychological science, aimed at decreasing suffering through cultivating compassion for oneself and for others. She also has an extensive background in other evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These therapies teach people skills to change or tolerate thoughts and behaviors that interfere with achieving their goals, and to better manage emotions that may feel overwhelming, confusing, or frustrating.

Dr. Kari earned her Doctorate of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, along with a BA from UCLA and an MSc from the London School of Economics. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients of all types throughout the Bay Area, and is now available in-person sessions at her Belmont office or by telehealth.


Message to clients

The Bay Area can be a fast-paced, competitive, and stressful place. If you find yourself dealing with burnout, anxiety, or lack of fulfillment in your career – or if you’re struggling with relationships or parenting, or you’re feeling disconnected from your loved ones – I promise you are not alone. The fact that you are reading this, that you're seeking help, means that you've already taken the first important step towards a better version of yourself. I commend you for that!

I tailor my sessions around my clients’ individual needs. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients – to help you – identify the gaps between your current self and the person you want to be. Rather than being hard on yourself about those gaps, you can learn to be your own strong, compassionate person no matter what comes your way. We can do this by creating a safe space to talk about your experience without judgment or comparison, and also by incorporating mindfulness, imagery, or other experiential practices into our work together. If you’re open to it, we might even begin or end a session with a brief meditation or deep-breathing exercise.

The best way to know if we’re a good match is to schedule a free phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kari Killianey is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $170 - $220

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Belmont practice
1025 Alameda de las Pulgas, #523, Belmont, California 94002
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years



Licensure

California: 22479


Languages

English