Areas of Focus:
• Anxiety and depression
• Trauma
• Grief
• Individuals aged 10-25

Approach & Style:
• Expressive Arts Therapy
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Somatic Therapy
• Narrative Therapy

• B.A. in Sociology from University of Colorado - Boulder
• M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies

Anya Bates


I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I work with issues related to anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, attachment issues, grief, loss, relationship issues, and trauma.

My name is Anya Bates (she/her). I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialized focus in Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA). I will work with you using EXA to express your feelings and experiences, and use different tools that help you to enhance your physical, mental, & emotional well-being.
I will work with you to find different tools and methods that you feel you can integrate into your life and healing journey. The therapeutic modalities I utilize in sessions include Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA), Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Self-Care and Mindfulness.

Feel free to reach out to me for a brief consultation to gain insight into the therapeutic services I could provide for you.

Individual, Family and Marriage Therapy - Bay area Therapist San Jose Ca - Counselor
Campbell - Santa Cruz - Los Gatos - Santa Clara - Mountain View