Ari-Asha Castalia

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CI, CT

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Ari-Asha Castalia, MA, LMFT, ATR, CI, CT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
(650) 567-5844 Website

Ari-Asha Castalia

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CI, CT


Location

San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 567-5844

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I believe healing happens when you make a connection with another person where you can be yourself, feel valued, listened to, and cared for. Working in connection with a therapist can be a way to access the healing you desire and deserve. In our work together we can look at all the various parts of you, without judging those parts. When all of you is allowed to be seen, heard and cared for, a shift happens. That shift is part of the healing. While you don't need to do a "Big Dig," to examine your past, you CAN change the way the past impacts the present. If you're up for making art, that's great--and it's not required.

I work with couples & individuals, especially around anxiety, depression, and trauma. As a former high school teacher, I have an affinity for adolescents. I trained in Focusing, a somatic mindfulness technique. Combining Focusing with Art Therapy provides a powerful way through what is troubling you into an enhanced, healthy, life. I also facilitate groups.

I have completed post-graduate certificate training in Art Therapy for healing trauma. I can provide therapy in American Sign Language. I have a strengths-based model, identifying what IS working, increasing insight, and building resilience so you can successfully navigate what isn't working. You CAN feel better and I'd be honored to work with you!

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Notre Dame de Namur
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License and State: 82973 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / Art Therapist, Registered
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute / Focusing Oriented Art Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Ari-Asha Castalia's Groups

Creating Calm

Mindfulness & expressing yourself creatively are evidence-based approaches to reducing symptoms of anxiety. Our group, Creating Calm, is a place to pause, breathe, & explore the creative process. Meetings are every other Thursday from 7 pm - 9 pm in San Mateo ($1000 for the 10 session series over 20 weeks), and open to those who identify as women. Interviews are starting now and are $175 for a fifty-minute session (refunded if the group isn't the right fit for you.) Call Ari-Asha at 650.762.8602 or Bridget at 650-539-4325 or email AACtherapist@gmail.com.

More about this group

Location

San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 567-5844

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: ASL
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Focusing (evidence/somatic based mindfulness)
  • Focusing Oriented Art Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Ari-Asha Castalia, MA, LMFT, ATR, CI, CT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Ari-Asha Castalia

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CI, CT