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Alesia Starks

Instructor in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

AS, San Jose City College
BS, San Jose State University
MS, Pacific Oaks College

Courses Taught

FT522: Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Children
FT530A: Clinical Foundations I
FT530B: Clinical Foundations II
FT530C: Clinical Foundations III

Areas of Expertise

Domestic violence, treating complex trauma, dialectical behavioral therapy

“A clearer picture of God brings clarity to my situation.”


Alesia Starks


Alesia Starks serves as practitioner faculty colleague and instructor in the practice of marriage and family therapy in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. A licensed marriage and family therapist, Starks has worked in community mental health and Department of Mental Health contexts, applying her gifts as a clinician, curriculum developer, and trainer. She began teaching in the spring of 2021 as an adjunct instructor in the MS in Marriage and Family Therapy program on the Pasadena campus. Her areas of clinical expertise span a wide range of specializations including domestic violence, treating complex trauma, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. During her master’s program at Pacific Oaks College, Starks wrote a thesis titled Towards a Pan African Community in the US: Defining the Social Space Between African Immigrants and African Americans from the African Immigrant’s Perspective.