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Anita Astley

About The Author

Born in India, Anita Astley moved to Germany as a child with her family to reunite with her father. Years of separation due to his ambitious quests for travel and employment created an emotional distance between father and daughter, contributing to what would be a very conflicted relationship. This experience triggered Astley to step into her destiny as a psychotherapist and adopt the mantra, “adversity builds resilience.” 

After living in four countries and becoming fluent in Hindi, French, and English, Astley has vast experience working with diverse populations covering a wide array of culturally specific relational dynamic. 

Astley received her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, her Master of Educational and Counselling Psychology degree from McGill University, and her postgraduate marriage and family therapy certification from the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. 

Over twenty-five-plus years, Astley has founded private practices, first in Montreal, followed by New York and Wisconsin, helping individuals, couples, and families with mental health and relational challenges. In addition, she has worked as an adjunct professor and consulted for mental health agencies. Astley has held leadership positions in local chapters of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, holding the notable title of a clinical fellow. 

Her passion for helping others build healthy relationships—from the inside out—has led Astley to take her expertise beyond the confines of her private practice and launch her Ask Anita Astley mission via a new book, social media, podcasts, radio, and TV.

Follow “Ask Anita Astley” for mental health and relationship advice:

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Books by Anita Astley