Carissa Aresta

Carissa Aresta (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Hi, I'm Carissa! I'm an LCSW who specializes in IFS and EMDR therapy for adults and teens over 16. Telehealth only at this time.

Client Status

not accepting clients


971 350-8892

At a Glance


Rate: $130

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2016


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

The stress of our modern world, past trauma, or difficult relationships may have you feeling lost and fragmented. I help my clients turn their awareness inward, uncovering the depths and gifts inside on their path to healing. If you're reading this right now, congratulations on taking the first step towards a healthier, better, more authentic version of yourself! I love working with clients who are ready for change and motivated to explore their inner terrain.

My Approach to Helping

My role as a therapist is to facilitate a space in which you feel safe, comfortable, and understood, so we can remove blocks to you living the life you want to live. I intend to remain curious, compassionate, open-minded, and transparent every step of the way. I primarily use Internal Family Systems and EMDR therapy to heal trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use Non Violent Communication, and the Enneagram as tools to help you build healthy relationships with others. It’s an honor to go on these inner explorations with you.

Techniques I Use


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    I have taken the Level 1 Training through the IFS Institute and am taking Level 2 IFS training in late March 2021. I am working towards certification in IFS and attend regular consultation for this modality.

  • EMDR External link

    I completed HAP's EMDR training which included 10 hours of consultation with a certified EMDR consultant.

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