I am Marcia Starkman.


Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified

So Glad You’re Here!

Hello and welcome to my psychotherapy practice!

You’ve made it here!

I know it wasn’t easy to admit you need to talk to a professional.

Stressed? Distressed? Trying to hang on? Just “had it?”

Feel isolated and alone and looking for help?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am working totally online (with additional flexible and weekend hours) and accepting new patients, from children through adults.

I’m a caring, compassionate, board certified (adult) psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with more than 40 years experience. When I’m not traveling or house/pet sitting, I am usually based on the water near Fort Myers, Florida, where I live and work on my Bristol 32 foot sloop sailboat, “Phoebe.”

I Believe...

My Mission

To develop, demonstrate, and foster healthy relationships; to inspire and assist my clients to make positive changes in themselves and in their lives that will bring them greater satisfaction and happiness.

My Vision

To live the importance of building  “bridges, not walls,” providing high quality, humanistic, evidence-based mental health care to people of all ages and backgrounds, in any geographic location.

My Values

  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Inclusivity
  • Diversity
  • Self Respect
  • Choice
  • Self Actualization


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Services Available

Experienced Telemental Health Professional

Experienced Telemental Health Professional

Remote, online and telephone counseling, email and text package exchanges. Licensed RN in 35 states, advanced practice nurse in PA, FL, ID, IA, MD, and MT.

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Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan

Individual and Couple Psychotherapy

Whether you’re alone or partnered, 3, 13, 30, or 93 years old (or anywhere in between), in a traditional or non-traditional relationship, you will find a tolerant, affirming, and accepting therapist in me.

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Life Coaching

Life Coaching

Maybe you’re not ready to jump deeply and “headfirst” into psychotherapy right now. Is there a change you’re wrestling with? Need some clarity, direction, and an action plan? Help is available.

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Nurses evaluate and manage physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social issues in their clients and families. Professional nurses are educated much differently than other health care providers. They have a science-focused, medical background. They monitor subtle and acute changes in physical and mental health, in a comprehensive and holistic manner. These may include sleep, nutrition, safety concerns, and family dynamics.


You can ask me anything, except for medical advice.

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