Kate Stark, PhD

Clinical Psychologist located in Southlake, TX

About Dr. Stark

Kate Stark, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a dedication to collaborative and compassionate therapy and psychological testing services. Dr. Stark has experience in assessment and therapy for individuals with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. She works with children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavior problems at Dr. Messina & Associates, in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Stark studied special education and psychology for her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, which involved training in child clinical and educational psychology. She has had experience in community mental health, schools, private practice, and as an instructor at TCU. Dr. Stark is also a licensed specialist in school psychology, which enables her to identify problems that impact the educational success (academic, social, and emotional functioning at school). This specialty expands her practice in helping parents navigate appropriate educational services such as 504 plans or IEPs.

Dr. Stark aims to promote empowerment and self-compassion for clients in psychological evaluations and therapy. For therapy, she most often utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helping children, adolescents, and adults identify and change problematic thought patterns and behaviors that impact their lives. Tailoring to the needs of each person, Dr. Stark may draw from other approaches, like mindfulness training, solution-focused therapy, and social skills training.

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Kate Stark, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a dedication to collaborative and compassionate therapy and psychological testing services. Dr. Stark has experience in assessment and therapy for individuals with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. She works with children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavior problems at Dr. Messina & Associates, in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Stark studied special education and psychology for her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, which involved training in child clinical and educational psychology. She has had experience in community mental health, schools, private practice, and as an instructor at TCU. Dr. Stark is also a licensed specialist in school psychology, which enables her to identify problems that impact the educational success (academic, social, and emotional functioning at school). This specialty expands her practice in helping parents navigate appropriate educational services such as 504 plans or IEPs.

Dr. Stark aims to promote empowerment and self-compassion for clients in psychological evaluations and therapy. For therapy, she most often utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helping children, adolescents, and adults identify and change problematic thought patterns and behaviors that impact their lives. Tailoring to the needs of each person, Dr. Stark may draw from other approaches, like mindfulness training, solution-focused therapy, and social skills training.


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