Starr Sullivan has a Bachelor’s degree in literature from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
While in Los Angeles, Starr began her career in the mental health field and worked as a case manager and therapist with persons challenged with chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar I and co-occurring disorders. After moving to the desert, she joined the Michael’s House team in 2006 and worked as a primary therapist, where she provided individual, group and family therapy to clients, as well as psycho-educational lectures and groups.
Over the past few years, Starr’s focus has become specialized in the realm of family recovery. She currently facilitates the Family Program Weekends at Michael’s House, which provides education, recovery tools and healing to clients and their families impacted by co-occurring disorders.
Starr is deeply committed to providing families with the tools of recovery through an empathetic approach. She says, “It is so rewarding to provide a safe space for families to begin to practice healthy communication in their early recovery. Family recovery is brimming with opportunity, hope and healing, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.”