Starr has been a clinical therapist for New Hope Ranch since July 2019. She graduated from Penn State University in May 2003 with a B.S. in human development and family studies, specializing in child, youth and families. Starr obtained her M.S. in marriage and family therapy counseling from Capella University in December 2017. Since 2004, she has worked with a variety of age groups in several milieus. Starr has worked in juvenile justice-based dual diagnosis facilities, community mental health clinics across the lifespan, military installations, foster care organizations, public education system with students with special needs (as a staff member and as a contract service provider), psychiatric hospitals, and in private practice. While completing her bachelor’s degree, she regularly volunteered in community-based child and adolescent programs. Her childhood experiences as a military dependent inspired her desire to become a marriage and family therapist. As a clinical therapist at New Hope Ranch, she facilitates therapeutic and psycho-educational group sessions, individual therapy and couples/family therapy. Starr utilizes several therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. Additionally, as a family therapist, she specializes in systemic therapy, attachment-based therapy and emotionally focused therapy to improve relationships, as means to implement a smoother transition back into families and other relationships after treatment. Starr aspires to be a certified EFT therapist and certified EMDR therapist.