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Helping Families with Health and Wellness

ANASTASIA
ARAUZ

Education & Career

Anastasia graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1996. From there she went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Counseling at North Carolina Central University in May of 2003. Anastasia also completed a Post Master Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Couples and Family Counseling in 2009.  

Anastasia's work experience includes 5 years as a middle school teacher and 9 years as an elementary school counselor. In 2014, she earned a certification in play therapy and became a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Anastasia also served on the Board of North Carolina Association of Play Therapy, 2013-2020. 


In 2019, she began her private practice working with children and families in Jacksonville, NC.

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Licensure, Certifications and Volunteer Positions

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

  • Leadership Academy Graduate,  2013

  • Board Member for the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy 2013-2021

  • 2013-2020 Zing Zumm Children's Museum Board Member 

  • National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT )2010-2020

  • Circle of Security Facilitator

  • Trained in EMDR therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Play Therapy

  • American Counseling Association

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina

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