Kari Wolman Killianey
She/Her/HersPsychologist, PsyD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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
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Years of Experience: 16 years
Private practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2012 - Present
DBT Center of Marin, Owner & Director, 2009 - 2012
PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Psy.D., 2007
London School of Economics, Msc, 1997
UCLA, BA, 1995