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Carla Starr, CSW-PIP, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Dakota and New York. I have been in the field for nearly 18 years and have worked in various settings. I received my BSW at Buffalo State College, and went on to get my MSW at the University at Buffalo in 2005. My experience includes working as a medical social worker where I supported and advocated for individuals with chronic medical conditions, working as an inpatient psychiatric social worker with both children and adults, being a school social worker, and an outpatient integrated therapist. The experience I have gained from these various settings has increased my clinical skills and provided me with the honor of empowering many different types of clients. As a BIPOC clinician, I aim to provide a culturally responsive space for clients to feel supported and empowered to develop trust and connection. You have taken the brave step in reaching out for help and my goal is to provide empathetic, non-judgmental support to help in your healing journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered


License information


NY LCSW 091916


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I greatly appreciate Carla's time, energy, and perspective. I would recommend Carla for any potential clients seeking a therapist who can listen well and dig into a deep well of tools and research.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Carla for 10 months

She has changed my life in so many ways. I can’t wait to continue to see how I grow with her guidance and help!!

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Carla is exceptional and I love this safe space. Thank you!

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes