Jennifer Castro, LMSW

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Take the First Step Toward Healing and Transformation

Welcome to an exciting journey of healing and transformation. I am here to support and guide you on your path to recovery and emotional well-being. If you have experienced adverse life events, or are struggling with PTSD, Complex PTSD, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, mood disorders, or substance abuse, know that you are not alone.

With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most complex cases. My passion lies in helping individuals like you who are seeking a way to reclaim their lives from the shadows of trauma and adversity.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and care. I believe that every person's search for wellness is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I lead with a person-centered approach, ensuring that you are at the heart of your healing journey.

Together, we will create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your experiences and emotions without judgment. I utilize various therapeutic modalities such as DBT, CBT, and mindfulness-based techniques, among others.

I am also trained in Brain Spotting, a cutting-edge therapeutic method that can be particularly effective in addressing trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Brain Spotting is a holistic approach that taps into the brain's natural ability to heal itself. Through guided sessions, we'll identify and process areas of emotional and physiological distress, allowing for deep healing and transformation.

My practice is deeply trauma-focused. I understand the profound impact that trauma can have on your life, and I am here to help you heal from its lasting effects. Whether you're struggling with past traumas or navigating ongoing challenges, I will walk beside you as you work through the pain and find a path toward resilience and recovery.

I am passionate about working with both individuals and families. I believe that by starting therapy and doing inner work, we not only have the power to transform our own lives but also to positively impact those around us. Healing is a journey that can extend beyond ourselves, touching the lives of our loved ones and communities.

Taking the first step towards therapy is a courageous and life-changing choice. It is a testament to your strength and resilience. I am here to support you in your healing process, offering guidance, insight, and unwavering support every step of the way.

Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences, uncover your inner strength, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. If you are ready to get started on this journey of healing and recovery, please reach out today. I am honored to be your partner in this transformative process, and I look forward to helping you write the next chapter of your life's story.

Jennifer Castro received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and Masters of Social Work (MSW), from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. Jennifer is trained in Crisis Intervention, Suicide Assessment and Prevention, Trauma-Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brain-Spotting. In 2012 Jennifer began her professional career at The Menninger Clinic working with severe and complex mental illnesses at an in-patient level. She then began working at Menninger’s community reintegration program serving young adults who were looking to reclaim their lives after hospitalization. 

In 2017, Jennifer moonlighted at the Eating Recovery Center, leading psychoeducational groups for adolescents, and providing therapeutic support for Eating Disorder Recovery, using CBT, DBT, and Self-Compassion as frameworks. In 2021, Jennifer began working at McLean OCD Institute serving populations with severe Anxiety and OCD through Exposure Response Prevention

Additionally, Jennifer served at Garden Oaks Montessori K-8 as a Master of Social Work Intern, where she provided Solution-Focused counseling for children ages 5-14. Lastly, Jennifer interned as an MSW at DePelchin’s Children’s Center, an accredited Foster Care and Adoption agency. At DePelchin Jennifer was trained in Trauma Informed Care, and Family Systems, and provided case management and wrap-around care. 

Jennifer's unwavering dedication to the mental health field provides her with extensive knowledge and a robust skill set. With over 12 years of experience, she has honed her expertise in addressing a wide range of mental health challenges, including trauma, mood disorders, family dynamics, suicidal ideation, anxiety, eating disorders, and OCD. Jennifer's commitment to her clients goes beyond the therapy room. She is a passionate advocate for equity in the mental health and recovery space.