Meet Your Psychiatrist

Kelley Starling M.D.

Dr. Kelley Starling is a compassionate and highly skilled psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. With a dedication to evidence-based care and patient well-being, Dr. Starling has earned a reputation as a reliable and trusted mental health professional.

As a native Texan, she earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Starling completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Starling’s San Antonio private practice thrived for several years before she relocated to Houston. Dr. Starling is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is an active member of several professional medical organizations.

When she’s not helping patients overcome their mental health challenges, Dr. Starling enjoys cycling, white water rafting, snow skiing, and spending time with her family.

Postgraduate Medical Training:
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX

Residency in General Psychiatry
University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, TX

Medical Doctorate
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX

Diplomate, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Memberships:
American Psychiatric Association
Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society

Dr. Kelley Starling

“At my practice, my goal is to provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves openly, knowing they are heard and understood. Together, we work towards achieving well-being, resilience, and a renewed sense of hope.”


Dr. Starling's Approach

Dr. Starling’s approach to patient care is marked by empathy, trust, and thoroughness. She believes a solid doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of successful treatment outcomes. Her evidence-based practice focuses on personalized treatment plans to address mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders.

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Ready to take the first step towards a brighter mental health journey? Request an appointment with Dr. Starling today and embark on a path to healing, resilience, and well-being.