Kristin Staroba (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC. Kristin works with folks experiencing stressors related to interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, career, and finances.
Kristin welcomes those experiencing possible symptoms of depression or anxiety. This can include, but is not exclusively, feeling low, irritable, or panicked, or having difficulty managing stressful feelings. Her compassionate approach aids folks in exploring their past and present through an open, inclusive lens in order to make progress across multiple, interconnected areas. Kristin also welcomes new parents, who may experience stressors brought on by childbirth, or possibly rooted in prior experiences.
Kristin understands the importance of deepening one’s self-awareness in order to make choices that bring more joy, satisfaction, and energy. She looks forward to working with you.
Kristin welcomes folks of all gender identities, sexualities, and ability levels.
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
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Divorce - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Adulthood - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Energy/bodywork - Using the breath to calm the nervous system; practicing exercises based on Energy Psychology that help reduce distress; incorporating "brain gym" movement to feel more focused
Kristin Staroba is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Kristin can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Ongoing training and teaching, 2000-present
Private practice Md and DC, 1996-present
Catholic University, MSW, 1996
Hunter College, BA, 1985
This ongoing weekly group provides a place for members to learn more about themselves and their interaction patterns while practicing voicing their thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment.