Kristi Starkey

Kristi Starkey

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 52051
Ordained Minister
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University
EMDR Training Certificate of Completion
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist (in process)

Kristi began her Marriage and Family Therapist career at Journeys Counseling in 2007. She is passionate about using her background in business and education, combined with her clinical skills and Christian faith to help clients find hope and healing. Kristi is passionate about instilling hope for those suffering from depression, anxiety, fear of abandonment, trauma and PTSD. She also enjoys working with women in career/transition along with couples who struggle with communication, financial issues, or infidelity. 

Kristi is the Director of Marketing for Journeys Counseling Ministry. Kristi has volunteered for the Saddleback Church Care Ministry for over 10 years, was Director of Recruitment for Vanguard University School for Professional Studies program for 15 years, and has over 20 years of experience working in the fashion industry as a buyer and in sales. Kristi has her Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) training and is working to become an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.

Kristi met her husband Randy at a coed Bible Study and married in 2002. She has an adult autistic step son who she loves spending time with which has given her an understanding so she can help moms of special needs children.

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pre-Marital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

  • Adolescent / Teenager (14 to 19)
  • Adult
  • Elder (65+)

  • Costa Mesa
  • Mission Viejo

  • Female

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