Meet Our Counselors

Anita Castle, LMFT
Owner, Clinical Director

Anita Castle, lmft

 Hello and welcome! My name is Anita Castle and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#87920). I have been working in this field for over a decade in a variety of different settings.

I am the owner and Clinical Director of Castlelight Counseling.

I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara for my undergraduate degree in psychology and earned a masters degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University,

Santa Barbara.

One of the things I pride myself on is my multicultural background that has made me particularly attuned to issues of human diversity which is of particular importance in Long Beach and the surrounding areas.

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

Anna Athanasoulis
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Anna Athanasoulis, amft

Hi, my name is Anna Athanasoulis and I'm an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#105874). I'm working under Anita Castle's license until I complete my pre-licensure hours.

I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelors in psychology, and then from

La Verne University in 2017 with a masters

in Marriage & Family Therapy. 

Ryan Tran
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Ryan Tran, amft

 Hi all! My name is Ryan Tran. I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#78429).

I am currently working under Anita Castle's

licensure until I complete my hours for licensing. 

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University of Long Beach and my Masters in Counseling at University of Phoenix. I completed my internship at several non-profit agencies in the community providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

as well as Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP).

My main focus is to create a safe, private, and comfortable space for anyone working with me as we embark on your journey to happiness together.

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Evian Mustafa, AMFT

Hello! My name is Evian Mustafa and I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#105265). I'm working under Anita Castle's license until I complete my hours for licensure.  
I attended California State University of Fullerton for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and my Master's degree in Counseling. 

For over two years, I have worked at county contracted clinics treating children, transitional-aged youth, adults, and their families struggling with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns in underserved communities, as well as working with a full range of different clients from multiple ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic status, and sexual orientations.  

Coming from a culturally diverse background myself, I utilize my own experience to meet each client with uttermost respect, warmth, kindness, and openness. 

I am truly passionate about supporting my clients and guiding them to make positive changes in their lives. I would be honored to be a part of your journey!