About Me

Sometimes people have obstacles in their paths and simply need some help clearing the road. A counselor can be a sounding board to allow you to better understand your own thoughts, as well as an objective participant who can assist you in exploring how your relationships affect every aspect of your life. In addition to working towards your personal goals, we'll also work on improving your relationships by learning and practicing communication skills. Like anything else worth doing, the more effort you put in, the better results you'll get.

My name is Anita Castle and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#87920). I have been working in this field for nearly a decade in a variety of different settings, both in private practice and at several large community-based agencies. I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara for my undergraduate degree in psychology and received a masters degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. I am currently living in Northwest Arkansas but am able to provide online therapy to clients who reside in California.

Contact me to schedule your first live session. We will meet once per week for about 45 minutes at first and then gradually less frequently as your symptoms improve. If you are more comfortable beginning counseling via messaging through the BetterHelp system, please note I check my inbox three times per day and will respond as quickly as possible. While I strongly recommend weekly live sessions, I understand that life can sometimes get in the way.

Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away.

I love what I do and I look forward to working with you to create the happiness you deserve!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Control Issues , Family Problems , Multicultural Concerns , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #87920 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ana Castle. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by G.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Anita is the absolute greatest. I got so lucky having her as my first therapist! She is beyond sweet. Thank you for everything Anita!! :)

Written by C.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ana is extremely warm, friendly & I can tell she takes a genuine interest in helping me get better

Work with me!