Last updated: 8/8/2019

AfraShe Asungi, LCSW, MFA (562) 498-3318
Last Updated: 8/8/2019
SistahPeace ReShaping WellBalance (tm) Counseling & Coaching Services AfraShe Asungi, LCSW, MFA, Licensed Clinical Therapist & Fine Artist
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 11

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
CA - LCSW [27091]
CA - CASAC [CADDAPT # 1687]

Credentials and Certifications:
Addiction Studies, Certified in
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Certified in
Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Life Strategies Coach, Certified
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Spiritual Counselor, Certified

Are YOU Ready For SistahPeaceful Change ?™ . . .

Facing A Distressing Dilemma ?. . . We Can Help You Find Peace Of Mind Again™ . . . Helping Unconventional, Artistic, Lesbian, Bi, Questioning, WOC, & Imaginative wimmin regain and maintain their Peace of Mind . . . Want to have a greater, more authentic, and meaningful sense of Self-regard, Self-accomplishment, Self-satisfaction and real happiness in those essential areas of your life? . . . SHEINSPIRED™ Innovative & Holistic Counseling & Coaching For Wimmin . . . !


~ AfraShe is LGBTQI-Affirmative, Psychospiritual, Solution-Focused, SpiraCulturally™ based, holistic and uses synergistic Eastern, Afrikan & Western, results-oriented approaches optimized to assist you to make Meaningful, Achievable SistahPeaceful™ Life-Style Changes.


Distressing Dilemmas . . . We All Have Them . . . Sometimes We Need A Little Help to Regain Balance, Success, Satisfaction and Real Happiness™ . . "I'm down-to-earth, Holistic, Integrative, Womin-Affirmative™. I'm Results-Oriented, insightfully experienced to mindfully guide, encourage and support you and your loved ones in achieving even your toughest goals."


"While not limited to these areas, I'm interested in working with adolescents, adults, & families from a diverse range of backgrounds, in the areas of Stress; Being Too Introverted; Codependency; Trauma and Abuse; Burnout; LBGQ-Couples/Individuals; Ethnic /Cultural Issues; Academic Stress; Female Sexuality; Mother-Daughter Conflict; Substance Abuse, Harm Reduction."


We are active providers in the Give An Hour counseling/ mental health program for servicewomen, servicemen and their families.

Office and Contact Information
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SistahPeace ReShaping WellBalance CC Services
Long Beach, CA 90807  
www.SistahPeace.com
(562) 498-3318


Office Hours:
Mon: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: N/A
Wed: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Family Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sleep Disorders Trauma/PTSD
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Feminist Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Art Therapy Behavioral Contemplative Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Ericksonian Home Study Hypnosis Mediation Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Play Therapy Prevention Psychodynamic Relational Satir Social Support Spiritual Counseling Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Military/Veterans Step Families Transgender Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Caribbean
Asian Brazilian Cape Verdean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: N/A
Group: $55
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
ACI Community Health Plan (CHP Network)
AETNA Inc. (PPO) ComPsych
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EAPrefer
Beacon Health Health Net
Beacon Health Options Health Net (PPO)
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (Dual Choice PPO)
Blue Cross Local Initiative Health Authority for LA County (dba LA Care Health Plan)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Health Network
Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) MHNet
Blue Shield (Shield Select and Blue Shield Preferred Provider Networks) Molina Healthcare
California State Medi-Cal Pacific Foundation for Medical Care (PPO)
CalOPTIMA TRICARE
Care 1st Health Plan United HealthCare (Options PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Victims of Crime (CA)
College Health IPA WellPoint, Inc.
Community Care Network (PPO)

Groups
Lesbian, Bi-Attracted, Friendly, Etc, Relationship EduRaps™
Ongoing-covers identity labels, stages of the "coming out" process, healthy womin-affirmative™ relationships & dating styles, reducing stress from partner, family, friends, work and issues of discrimination, developing supportive networks and more.
Group Focus: Women's Issues
Sexual Orientation
Interpersonal Relationships
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Female
Location: Contact for Meeting Info , Etc
Long Beach, CA 90755
Phone: (562) 498-3318
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Saturday

Ongoing - I'm Ready For A Lifestyle Change Now EduRaps™
For motivated wimmin wanting to reduce, or change our risky "getting high" behaviors our unmanageable over-partying lifestyle and our bad choices around recreational alcohol or drug-related social behaviors.
Group Focus: Addictions - Alcohol
Addictions - Other Drugs
Dual Diagnosis
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Female
Location: Contact Us On Website for Meeting Info, Etc
Long Beach, CA 90755
Phone: (562) 498-3318
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Saturday

Ongoing Wimmin Keepin Our Peace Of Mind Together EduRaps™
We're an Ongoing Open-format EduRap™ Group of Wimmin Getting Together To Look At Our Current Life Challenges & Dilemmas ~ & Using Brief Process Solutions & Positive Wellness Approaches For Keeping Our Peace of Mind About Them . . .
Group Focus: Women's Issues
Education/Personal Development
Interpersonal Relationships
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Female
Location: Contact Us On Website for Meeting Info, Etc
Long Beach, CA 90755
Phone: (562) 498-3318
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: On the first Saturday of the month

Our Ongoing Process Group For MFT Interns, Trainees, & ASW
On-going MFT Interns/ Trainees /ASWs in a confidential supportive peer process group setting. For more info: www.SistahPeace.com
Group Focus: Career/Employment Concerns
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Contact Us On Website for Meeting Info, Etc
Long Beach, CA 90755
Phone: (562) 498-3318
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on