Take the first step toward feeling better and living a fuller, more enjoyable life.

Finding the right therapist is an important first step toward building a supportive alliance and productive therapeutic relationship. Keep reading to learn more about me, the work that I do, and how we might work together to create positive change in your life. Contact me directly for a personalized conversation about your individual needs.


Success in psychotherapy is based on expectations and goals set forth in treatment, on the connection we make with clients, on the therapist’s ability to deal with ambiguity, on using evidence-based practices and on asking at end if the session helped. It is not the absence of problems that concerns me, but more importantly it is how we respond to them because life is full of problems. I am firmly committed to working closely with all clients helping them achieve long-lasting change by using efficient, effective, and empirically-supported treatments.

I believe strongly in the capacity for change, and I use a collaborative approach to reach short and long-term goals. I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy and family & couples therapy, which are treatments focused on developing new, healthier coping skills and improved relationships. Within each therapy session, we target the problematic thoughts, behavioral patterns, emotions, interactions, conflicts, that are keeping you stuck and unfulfilled.
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Past events, traumatic or otherwise disturbing, can remain ‘trapped’ in your body, in your mind, and in your daily experiences. This unprocessed information is often triggered by a variety of present day situations and can result in unwanted feelings, beliefs, and physical reactions or symptoms. EMDR therapy can provide you powerful and lasting relief….


Some people seek therapy to work on clear and specific issues, others come because the cause of discomfort is unclear or confusing. In either case, our work together will enable you to live life with a greater sense of clarity, self-cohesion, and vitality….


Either in conjunction with family therapy, or as a stand-alone service, I offer parenting support and coaching to help you negotiate the ever-changing and sometimes murky waters of child rearing…


For MFT Interns seeking licensure, I provide thoughtful clinical supervision and experienced mentoring in a private practice setting or in conjunction with your school-based site….


Relationships are not always easy, and a healthy, intentional relationship takes work. Couples therapy is a place where you can begin or continue the work of conscious partnership with guidance and support….


As a Psychotherapist, I am passionate about supporting my clients in finding balance and ease in all aspects of their lives. I am knowledgeable, compassionate, and honoring of my clients’ unique experiences. I work with individuals of all ages to help them identify and address obstacles that prevent them from engaging in life more fully.

The focus of my work with clients is to address past and present problems, to eliminate what is no longer useful, and to focus on all that is promising and possible.

Meet Kara Nossardi, MFT

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I accept Blue Shield of California PPO, Cigna, and Magellan Behavioral Health. For other insurance,

I am happy to provide clients with service invoices so that they may submit out-of-network claims and recover therapy costs, as allowed by their individual plans.

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