Kristin  Staroba

Kristin Staroba

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Master of Social Work, MSW

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime online therapy appointments (updated May 03, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce
  • Adulthood
  • Mindfulness
  • Energy/bodywork

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

We all need help sometimes. Relationships, career, family, money, health, sex—each aspect of our lives is built from our histories (what we bring with us from the past) and our habits (how we respond in the moment). Therapy is a place to take a deeper look at ourselves, and turn over all the puzzle pieces to discover how they fit to make a picture. Being aware of what shapes behaviors and responses can give us leverage to make choices that bring more joy, satisfaction, and energy.


Specialties

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


General expertise


Insurance

Kristin Staroba is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)

Therapist's note

Kristin can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Dupont Circle practice

1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 710

Washington, DC 20036

Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Tue 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-noon
  • Thu 7:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Ongoing training and teaching, 2000-present
Private practice Md and DC, 1996-present
Catholic University, MSW, 1996
Hunter College, BA, 1985


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Kristin  Staroba
Weekly Psychotherapy Group

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.

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