Marcia Starkman (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

Experienced psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and RN in private telehealth practice. Licensed in multiple states.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I specialize in women's & nurses' mental health. Using "talk therapy," (without prescribing medications), I help adult individuals and couples, as well as children, adolescents and their families with issues that are keeping them from having the best life they want for themselves. Many of my clients are in the midst of life transitions, and we work together on relationships, stress, coping, anxiety, and depression. Perinatal depression/anxiety disorders are my particular areas of interest.

My Background and Approach

I'm eclectic, using a variety of evidence based approaches. After graduation with my MSN in child/adol. psych nursing at UPenn in 1983, I knew it would only be a matter of time until I would establish my solo therapy practice. It took a little longer than expected, as I became a new mom a few months later! Right away, I gained a new (and personal) understanding of women's mental health issues. I knew that it was not easy to balance the roles and responsibilities that came with being a mom, a partner, a daughter, and a professional. The pressure was intense! Thank goodness, I was always able to keep my eyes on the "light at the end of the tunnel!" I knew that what I desired, as an experienced psych nurse, was to help other women. I also wanted to work with my fellow stressed and burned-out colleagues. I empathized with their struggles. I could care for them the best way I knew how, from a holistic perspective, by talking, caring, and sharing - without offering pills as a "quick fix."

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was born in Philadelphia, Pa. I'm a graduate of two top nursing schools - Univ. of Miami (BSN '78) and Univ. of Pennsylvania (MSN '83). I'm a dual US/CDN citizen. I lived and worked as an RN in Canada for 22 years before returning to the US. I'm a warm, compassionate, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), with more than 40 years experience in psychiatry and mental health. I've worked in many roles in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and home care. I've also taught nursing at the university level. I treat all of my clients in the exact same way as I would want a member of my own family treated, without judgment, offering respect, kindness and understanding. I love traveling, at home and abroad. I taught English to kids in Japan for 14 months. This expanded and enriched my worldview. It increased my understanding of cultural & women's issues outside of N. America. My Facebook support group is, "Are You a Nurse Who Needs A Nurse Who Needs A Nurse?"

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 38 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


7866331300 Email Marcia
3225 N. Hiatus Rd.
Unit 450958
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33345
E Hazzard St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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