Therapist Profile

Name:
Aude Castagna, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
P.O. Box 3519 Santa Cruz, CA 95063 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 824-4536
License Number
LMFT77410
Practicing Since:
2013
Additional Licenses:
LMFT (Marriage and Family Therapist)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, move on and have fulfilling relationships. I truly believe that therapy can create lasting changes and help you live the life you want. Life can be better and I can help. My life experiences have taught me the greatest lesson: that it's hard to be human, and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekday appointments available. Sliding Scale. Free initial 20 minute phone consultation.
Services
I provide insightful and compassionate psychotherapy and support to diverse populations using my counseling trainings and credentials, life experience as a instructor, performer and parent.I provide a safe and accepting environment, where you are heard and respected for who you are. We work collaboratively to explore the issues you want to address and identify your therapy goals. Using various effective techniques and visualization, we explore the past only to improve the present, getting you unstuck and happier.
Insurance
Blue Shield of CA, Medi-Cal
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
MS in Counseling option MFT with a multicultural emphasis Cal State East Bay.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Pain Management
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Intersubjective
Narrative
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Process
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Self Psychology
Systems
Certifications
EMDR DBT Dialectical BehavioralTherapyCertificate IFS Internal Family Systems in progress Hypnosis Certificate Positive Discipline Parenting Certification
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Ethnicity

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