Welcome to the psychotherapy practice of Poorang Aurasteh.

Tending Souls offers psychotherapy for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We use a gentle, compassionate and holistic approach blending clinical research  with Eastern wisdom.


We are your resource for personal growth, transformation and spiritual emergence.

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We offer Free monthly Wellness Lectures. These are held by Poorang Aurasteh, M.A., LMFT founder of TendingSouls.com. The topics range from stress and anxiety management, coping with depression, effective communication, parenting to relationship skills. 

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Do you struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, addiction or anger? If so, our UCLA clinically proven Four Step approach can help.


We use a Four Step approach that combines mindfulness and wellness with cognitive behavioral therapy to help you re-train your brain so that you can nourish the true self within you. This Four Step process works without the need for medication or diagnosis. Click for more information on the Four-Step Method.

About Poorang Aurasteh, Founder of Tending Souls

Poorang Aurasteh, M.A., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing services locally to Los Angeles and Orange County. He offers some distance options via Skype and phone for non-local individuals. Some of his areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He provides individual, couples, family, adolescent and children psychotherapy. He is the founder of tendingsouls.com. For the past several years he was the Clinical Coordinator and Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery in the dual diagnosis and high-risk mental health residential facilities helping adolescents with drug addiction and mood disorders.

He received his B.S. in Neuroscience from UCLA and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is currently a student at Pacifica Graduate Institute in their Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Psychotherapy program where he is further continuing his education and training.

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Encinitas Office: 4407 Manchester Ave, Suite 204, Encinitas, California 92024.