Ari-Asha Castalia

Ari-Asha Castalia

Ari-Asha Castalia

Email Address aactherapist@gmail.com

Website

Website 2 http://www.aactherapy.com/


License and Education

License Type Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Other License Type Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

License Number 82973

Degrees M.A.

Other Degree BS Secondary Education (English/Mass Communication-Journalism)


Short Description I have a strengths-based model, identifying what IS working in your life, increasing insight, and building resilience so you can successfully navigate what isn't working.

Description My focus is where and what you are living, feeling, and aware of right now. We'll make space for you to be where you are without judgement or evaluation. When you identify with your whole self, conditions for wholeness and growth are created. We can examine the past when it impacts your present life. The past can not be undone, yet the way it impacts the present CAN be changed. You can gain awareness of blocks to serenity and success. With awareness comes possibility to cultivate your true self, make new choices and implement healthy changes.I work with couples and individuals. As a former high school teacher, I have an affinity for adolescents and/or their families. I trained in a body-based mindfulness technique called Focusing and have a certificate in Focusing Oriented Art Therapy. Using mindfulness and Art Therapy in combination provides a powerful way through what is troubling you into an enhanced, healthy, life. I have completed a certificate training in Art Therapy for healing trauma. I completed a one year training program in leading groups through The Psychotherapy Institute. I can provide therapy in American Sign Language.


Office Location(s)

Office Location(s)

Other Office Location San Mateo, CA

Address 112 W 25th Ave

City San Mateo

State CA

Zip 94403


Fees

Sliding Scale no

Fee Range $175

Credit Cards Accepted no


Areas of Specialization

Specializations Adolescents, Anxiety/Phobias, Art Therapy, LGBTQI, Relationships, Self-Esteem Issues


Client Types

Clients Individual Adults, Couples, Adolescents, Groups


Clinical Orientation

Orientation Client Centered Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Integrative/Eclectic, Object Relations Therapy

Other Orientation Gestalt, Art Therapy, Focusing Oriented Art Therapy


Additional Languages Spoken

Additional Language American Sign language


Insurance

Insurance


Therapy Groups Offered

Groups Adolescent, Interpersonal, Mindfulness

Other Group(s) Creating Calm

Group Description Creating Calm is a co-facilitated closed women's group that combines mindfulness and art making. We meet every other Thursday for a total of ten sessions. Please contact me if you have a client interested in joining the wait list for future iterations of the group.


Supervision (for Therapists)

Supervision