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Counselor / Therapist in San Jose, CA

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Kara Castaniada, MFT

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If You Are Considering Therapy, I Am Glad You Are Here
If you are considering therapy, I am glad you are here. I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. I believe that individuals possess the key to their own well being; however, sometimes life can present obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Most people come up against some sort of obstacle at least once in their lives. When this happens, it is helpful to have a professional ally to collaboratively look at these areas of concern. Teamwork is an important component in making therapy successful. Sometimes talking about what is on your mind enables you to see things from a different perspective and seeing things from a different perspective can be a key ingredient in promoting personal growth and making better choices in the future. A goal of psychotherapy is that you get to know yourself in such a way that you realize your full potential and are able to live more authentically. If you need a safe space to work through a tough time or gain new perspectives and develop a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, I am here to help.
Bio
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of California at Davis and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Presently, I am working as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in private practice. In addition, I volunteer in various positions at EMQ Families First in San Jose. My work experience includes working at Loma Prieta School District and Lonestar College as a school counselor and working at Champions Christian Counseling as a clinical counselor. While working as a school counselor I have had the honor of seeing children grow into strong and healthy individuals. Prior to working at Loma Prieta School District, I spent three years in Houston, Texas where I earned full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). While in Texas I worked as a counselor at Lonestar College and Champions Christian Counseling Center where I counseled individuals, couples and families with personal, social, academic, career and disability concerns.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Chronic Illness  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Couples Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Women's Issues
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Education/Training
University of California Davis, BA, Art History
Santa Clara University, MA, Counseling Psychology
Memberships
CAMFT California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
APA American Psychological Association
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Pay Pal
Hours:Monday through Thursday
License:MFT 47654 California
Location
1885 The Alameda
Suite 202
San JoseCA 95126
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