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Kandalena Ary, PhD, EdDCP, LCSW

Office: Center for Fresh Start to Positive Change
50 Woodside Road, 435
Redwood City, CA 94061
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Consultation Services to Employers
Practice Description: From a solution-based, problem-solving model, the agency offers therapy to individuals, families and couples working towards their personal goals receiving a variety of therapeutic service supports. While supporting through partnership in the journey of discovery, exploration of possible changes, and goal setting; it is the individual client who is the navigator with the assistance of the clinician through the process of counseling, coaching and encouragement from the therapist. Clients are accepted for who they are and there is no judgment on situation.

Center for Fresh Start to Positive Change (CFSPC) is owned and operated by Kandalena Ary, who holds an Ed.D. doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a second Ph.D. doctorate in Public Policy Administration, focusing on non-profit leadership management. Dr. Ary is also a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) within the state of California. We work from a community-based approach, providing therapy through tele-health applications that can be used on cell phone, laptop and desktop to support individuals feeling comfortable accessing services that are convenient to utilize.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Domestic Violence
Substance Abuse
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Latino American
Native American
Education: Master's of Clinical Social Work
California State University, San Jose, 2004

Doctorate of Counseling Psychology
Argosy University of San Francisco Bay Area, 2015

Doctorate of Philosophy
Walden University, 2020
License #: 26107
Licensed In: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified Domestic Violence (DV) Counselor, Certification in Mediation;
Professional Affiliations:
Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Board of Psychology (BOP)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Network of Professional Social Workers – California Chapter
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counseling, Psychotherapist, Coaching, Mental Health and Behavioral H
Fee Schedule: The standard fee for an individual 50 minute session is $165. For couples, family and co-parenting 50 minute sessions, the fee is $200. Fees are payable at time of session by cash, venmo, paypal, or cube credit with variety of credit card acceptance.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Upon request, a monthly billing statement can be provided for submission to health insurance companies. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
Office Hours: varied hours
Additional Comments: At CFSPC, we pride ourselves with having staff who have diverse backgrounds professionally, personally, and culturally to provide comprehensive services to clients. Our team works from a supportive perspective in assisting clients find their own path to wellness and recovery. Clients are accepted for who they are and there is no judgment on situations. Several of our team members have worked within a variety of settings to assist clients in navigating processes to in supporting their mental health needs.

Kandalena Ary, PhD, EdDCP, LCSW, Therapist in Redwood City

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Years in Practice:  11-15
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No

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