Welcome! My goal as a therapist is to provide an atmosphere of compassion and warmth where my clients feel seen, heard, and safe. I am a relationship specialist working with couples and individuals to help improve connection, promote change in circumstances that previously felt unmanageable, and help build a relationship you desire. My specialized and ongoing training through the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST) has given me deeper insight to help identify and resolve obstacles on our way towards healing and/or fostering your ideal relationship.
Based on my experience working with one of the nation's leading matchmakers and dating coach, I also provide dating coaching to men and women who are overwhelmed with the transient atmosphere of this technology-ridden dating age.
Additionally, as a musician, songwriter, and performer, I've applied various therapeutic techniques to my own life in order to tackle performance anxiety, overcoming the strong inner-critic within me, and freeing myself from other people's opinions. With that experience, I have a unique rapport with artists, performers, and other creative individuals. I can empathize with you and help guide you through the struggles associated with following your passion such as coping with creative blocks, rejection, and deadlines.
I utilize psychodynamic principles and believe that deep, lasting change occurs when the underlying root of distress is uncovered and worked through, rather than treating the surface symptoms. Together we will explore your history and how it is affecting your worldview and the current challenges you face. Understanding yourself and your motivations is empowering and makes way for sustained change.
I am here to support you in achieving change and reaching your dreams. Together, we will work to create the space where you can get on a path toward balance, meaning, and connection so you can embrace who you truly are.
or Call Anahita (Ana) Kashefi, M.S., AMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44607
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Relationship Issues, dating coaching, pre-marital & marital, divorce; creative issues, creative blocks; life-transitions.