Kari Wolman Killianey
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Kari Wolman Killianey


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Redwood City Accepting In-person
Updated November 19, 2023

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

We all struggle at times to face life’s challenges directly and effectively, to understand and regulate our emotions, to stay connected to our values and motivated toward our goals. If you find yourself dealing with burnout, anxiety or lack of fulfillment in your career – or if you’re struggling with relationships or feeling disconnected from your loved ones – I promise you are not alone.

I want therapy to be a warm and safe place for you to share your experience authentically and be met without judgment but with compassion and support toward positive change. It can also be a place for creative problem solving, skill building, and learning how to face life’s challenges flexibly and effectively. Finding a really good fit for you is so important. 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.


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


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


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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $250
  • Group sessions: $75 (120min)

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
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00 - 5:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 8:00
  • Thu 9:00 - 6:00
  • Fri 8:00 - 3:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Redwood City practice
2000 Broadway, #271, Redwood City, California 94063
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00 - 4:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 8:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 5:00
  • Fri 8:00 - 3:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


California: 22479