Stara Shakti, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Stara Shakti, LMFT

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I am a LMFT in Los Angeles who specializes in intersectionality, trauma, first-generation Americans, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC clients.

Having grown up the middle daughter of South Asian immigrants on the East Coast, I understand the struggle of straddling two cultures—East and West—and the feeling like you’re living a “double life.” Along my own path of healing from childhood trauma, I became an inclusive trauma therapist to help other 1st-generation, LGBTQ+, and POC folks heal from similar intercultural, intergenerational trauma too.

I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Antioch University-LA. My counseling specialties include: Trauma and intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ and POC/BIPOC folks, first-generation Americans, and relationships—i.e. open/consensual non-monogamy (CNM) as well as narcissistic abuse recovery.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipoc/Race/Ethnicity
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$250.00 - $300.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Zelle

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
124897
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Antioch University-LA
Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies
2017