Therapist InfoAbout Me:
Welcome! My name is Anahita (Ana) Kashefi and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couples and Sex Therapist, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist licensed in California, Utah, and Colorado.
I specialize in ketamine and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and issues unique to the creative field. My approach is relational, attachment-based and in-depth, characterized by warmth, compassion and collaboration.
I have had the privilege of completing Advanced Ketamine- Assisted Psychotherapy trainings with Dr. Phil Wolfson, a leader in pioneering the protocol for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and author of “The Ketamine Papers,” whom I continue to work with in the Bay Area.
I completed my education at a nationally accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program (CSUN) and my clinical training at the NESS Counseling Center, which gave me an opportunity to work with diverse clients from all walks of life. Here, I helped children and families healing from trauma, abuse, addiction, and mood disorders.
I have completed a post-Masters fellowship at UCLA in couples and sex therapy through The American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST). Here, I had the privilege of learning from leading experts in the field of couples and sex therapy, where my training integrated the latest neuroscience and psychobiology research into the clinical approach of treating relational, couple and sexual issues.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I also studied music and am a seasoned musician and performer. Through these experiences, I understand the vulnerability, courage, and sacrifice it takes to pursue a creative career. I understand the ups and downs that can cause internal and external instability and how fear and damaging ideas can keep one from reaching their full potential. I help creatives recognize, nurture, and heal their inner artist to integrate soul, spirit, and identity back into the whole person.
I am currently based in Oakland, CA and see clients throughout the Bay Area.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
AnaDescription of Services:
-Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Individuals, Couples, Groups
-Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Retreats
-Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Retreats
-Therapy for Creatives
-Relationship & Sex Therapy
I also can support individuals with single session (or brief 1-3 sessions) integration support for those who are looking for a bit of extra support with integration after doing their own journeys, or who may already have a therapist and are connecting with me primarily for psychedelic education and integration.Credentials & Certifications: Advanced Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate; Certified Couples & Sex TherapistLicenses: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 118225
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: $250-300
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
Both psychedelic preparation and integration focus on how to create experiences that benefit you and help you meet your goals and move your life in a meaningful direction.
Preparation work starts with identifying what outcomes you would like to gain from psychedelic work. This can include identifying material you would like to explore and areas where you hope to gain insight. It can also be about setting intentions for the work and what would feel meaningful for you.
Integration work is about creating a space to process your experiences, explore what is meaningful in them, and identify ways to take insights you've gained and apply them to your daily life and relationships.Intake Process:
Please email me with your information and why you are seeking treatment at this time.
From there, we will set up a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if we'd be a good fit.
Further Medical assessment will be necessary for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy