Ms. Marcia Starkman


Hello! I'm Marcia Starkman, M.S.N., R.N., PMHCNS-BC. I am a board certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in private practice. I was formerly the Director of Nursing at Bayview Mental Health Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am active in nursing education and mentor and supervise nurses at many different stages in their careers. I believe in and model caring in everything I do personally and professionally.

I have been a psychiatric nurse for nearly 40 years, and have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings in the U.S. and Canada. I am an advanced practice, master’s level, adult psychiatric mental health nurse. I specialize in women's, nurses' and travelers' mental health issues. I have a particular interest in women's reproductive mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. I offer individual, couple, and group therapy.

I have more than thirty years experience (as a very early pioneer) using the internet for mental health counseling and support. I work completely online, as a telemental health therapist. I offer telephone and secure online sessions, with or without video. Regular email communication is another way to engage in and participate in therapy. Distance is no obstacle. I have been an expert consultant on postpartum depression and women's issues on many other popular websites.

I view any opportunity for self exploration as a positive, growthful experience that can benefit anyone who wants to understand themselves, their relationships, and their behavior. I think that engaging in therapy is the ultimate positive effort to do this. Taking the first step can be frightening, but it can also be exhilarating, and is well worth it.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns...or just to say hello. All the best!