Karrie  Stafford
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Karrie Stafford


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, LCPAT PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated November 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Dr. Karrie Stafford is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in couples counseling, executive functioning coaching, and emotion regulation skills development.

Dr. Stafford has been providing psychotherapy for nearly 20 years and has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her approach is skills based so clients have take away concepts and tools to apply and refine between sessions. Depending on the unique needs and sensibilities of her clients, art may be used as a modality to deepen self exploration and understanding as Dr. Stafford holds PhD in Art Therapy Psychology and is herself, an artist.

Dr. Stafford is currently seeing clients remotely and welcomes you to set up a free consultation today!

Message to clients

I have worked with individuals, couples and families as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2007. My approach is curious, reflective, skills based and evidence informed. I hold a nonjudgmental and authentic stance. Everyone's life experience and reason for reaching out for therapy is different so my tool kit has become quite eclectic over time but what has never changed is my belief in the therapeutic potential inherent in spending time with a caring and attuned person.

I work from a humanistic orientation, supporting clients in setting and obtaining their personal, value centered goals. I have extensive training and experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on the development of mindfulness skills, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. My work supports individuals, couples and families through difficult transitions and getting unstuck from unhealthy patterns. I also support folks looking to improve their executive functioning and live a life more aligned with their intentions. My approach bridges traditional psychotherapy with coaching practices as I've found over the years clients often find value in emotional support as well as practical and pragmatic assistance.

I welcome you to reach out if you are interested in learning more about me and how I can support you in reaching your goals.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Karrie Stafford 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: $200 (50min)


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 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed


California: 45739