Anahita  Kashefi
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Anahita Kashefi

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Science, MS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Utah, Colorado Accepting Online
Oakland, CA Waitlist In-person
Updated February 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Relationships
  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Anahita (Ana) Kashefi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couples and Sex Therapist, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist in the Bay Area. She hold licenses in California, Utah, and Colorado allowing her to see clients across these states.

Ana specializes in ketamine and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and issues unique to the creative field. Her approach is relational, attachment-based and in-depth, characterized by warmth, compassion and collaboration.

She helps individuals gather a deeper understanding of their thoughts and patterns, improve self-worth, and live a life with purpose, meaning, and connection. As a relationship specialist, she works with both individuals and couples to address relationship challenges, communicate effectively and empathically, uncover and work through relational patterns to heal old wounds and make healthier and more fulfilling choices.

Ana also comes from a strong creative background that gives her a unique understanding of the industry & those in creative fields. She frequently works with performers, artists, and writers coping with issues unique to the creative fields – such as creative blocks, performance anxiety and perfectionism getting in the way of reaching their full potential.

Ana brings warmth, compassion, and insight, where clients can explore their feelings in a nonjudgmental and safe space. She draws from psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory and CBT modalities within a creative framework to help clients set realistic goals and work toward change. Ana is also a skilled clinician in Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for those who suffer from anxiety, depression, or trauma and interested in an alternate healing modality.

Previous to her psychotherapy background, Ana also worked with one of the nation’s leading dating coaches and matchmakers and brings this perspective into her work in helping individuals navigate the modern dating world.


Message to clients

Welcome! I understand how difficult it is to be open with a stranger, and my number one goal is to create a space that allows for the natural and comfortable unfolding of your experience. I know that the process of therapy can be challenging and I’m here to provide you with the tools necessary so that you can meet challenges with strength, courage, and a plan.

I provide a safe and loving container to support individuals as they explore, grow, heal and become more of who they truly are. I welcome the opportunity to work alongside individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities and I’m interested in how this shapes the world around you. I strive to tailor my approach to your individual needs.

The uniqueness of your circumstance will be honored and respected. With compassion and collaboration, I can help you tap into your own inner wisdom about what is right for you so that you can begin making more fulfilling choices.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy - (KAP) is a deep therapeutic process that utilizes medication in conjunction with psychotherapy. This approach takes advantage of ketamine’s ability to promote deeper states of self-awareness, while the therapeutic integration can create optimal and sustained healing. After your initial evaluation with a physician for the medication, I will assist with the therapeutic process and integration.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Anahita Kashefi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Oakland, CA practice
Remote, Oakland, California 94611
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am- 4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am- 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Rising Mind Therapy (Private Practice), Owner, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Beverly Hills Therapy Group (Private Practice), Therapist, 2017 - 2023
Bel Air Treatment, Therapist, 2017 - 2017
NESS Counseling Center, Therapist, 2015 - 2017

Ketamine Training Center, Advanced Ketamine Training, 2022
Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential of CBT Certificate, 2020
UCLA, American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists, Certification in Couples and Sex Therapy (2 year program), 2019
California State University, Northridge, Masters of Science in Counseling, 2017


Licensure

California: 118225

Utah: 12476826-3902

Colorado: 0002193


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Anahita was compassionate and apparently genuinely concerned with my situation, in my opinion that is everything because that means she will go the distance to help her clients. She was focused and knowledgeable, I recommend her for her practice of many different healing modalities."
- Zencare client • June 2022
"Anahita is a compassionate care provider, her sincerity is obvious and it is clear that she is in it to heal people which is always a good sign that she will go the extra mile to serve those she works with."
- Zencare client • June 2022
"Anahita was very sweet and personable. I felt like she really listened and cared for me."
- Zencare client • September 2020