Kary Efstratis Chendo
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Kary Efstratis Chendo


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Updated May 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce & separation
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Kary is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, providing psychotherapy with a Depth Psychological orientation. Kary works virtually and in-person, with young adult and adult individuals, and couples.

Kary’s focus is helping both couples and individuals relate in a healthier, more satisfying way. She works to help her clients see their lives more symbolically in order to develop a stronger sense of self, so they are better able to navigate their relationships with others in all facets of their lives.

Kary wrote her M.A. graduate thesis on the Alchemy of Human Relating, exploring in depth the psychological dynamics of romantic relationships as a pathway to individuation. Kary's thesis explored how romantic relationships, and specifically infidelity, can reveal one's unconscious shadow material, paving the way to stronger selfhood and even to psychological individuation.

Kary listens deeply for symbolic themes and patterns that can help bring into light what is unconscious and/or repressed in her clients. She works with dreams and archetypes, myth and metaphor, in order to help her clients see themselves and their lives in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Drawing on her training in Sex Therapy, Kary helps clients explore the Self through their sexuality, to find the deeper meaning at the root of their sexual patterns, preferences, resistances, and idiosyncrasies. Understanding this erotic energy can open a door into previously unconscious aspects of the psyche, which can lead to deeper emotional intimacy in relationships.

Whether you are single and focused on self development, or working through the quirks of a new relationship, or a break-up has left you heartbroken, or your existing relationship feels stagnant or strained, Kary can help you navigate the confusing and uncertain terrain of human relating.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)


Kary Chendo 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: $195 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $195


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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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Jennifer Krasner Psychotherapy, AMFT, 2023 - Present
Liberation Institute Mental Health, AMFT, 2022 - Present
Bay Area Community Resources, MFT Trainee, 2020 - 2021

Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA, 2022
California Institute of Integral Studies, Certification in Sex Therapy, 2022
UC Berkeley, BA, 1996


California: 134620