KAREN STARR, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who maintains a private practice in New York City and Great Neck, NY, where she conducts short- and long-term psychotherapy with individuals and couples. She provides academic counseling and dissertation consultation services to doctoral students in all fields of the social sciences and the humanities. Dr. Starr specializes in psychology internship application preparation. She conducts one-on-one, in-depth consultations with clinical psychology doctoral students applying for the pre-doctoral psychology internship, including site selection, development of essays and supplementary materials, and in vivo interview coaching.
Dr. Starr is Clinical Supervisor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and Adjunct Professor at the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Long Island University. Dr. Starr is the author of Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis, and with Lewis Aron, A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis. She is co-editor, with Jill Bresler, of the forthcoming book, Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration: An Evolving Synthesis. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Psychoanalysis and Jewish Life Book Series, Academic Studies Press.
Dr. Starr is an accomplished public speaker and is the author of several journal articles and book chapters. She is an advanced candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and a recipient of the Ruth Stein Prize. She is co-chair of NYU Postdoctoral Program Seminar Series On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy:
The psychoanalytic approach to psychotherapy provides people with a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental space in which they are listened to closely, carefully, and deeply in the context of a relationship of emotional and intellectual attunement. It offers people the opportunity to explore their life stories and to examine the relationship of those stories to how they are living in the present and to what they desire for the future. Being listened to closely by someone who can hear not only what they already know about themselves but also what they don't yet know enables people to ultimately understand themselves better, with the goal of leading richer, fuller, and more creative lives.