Counseling for individuals of all ages, couples and families. As a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I am very committed to my clients, and create a safe and caring space for people of all ages and walks of life, no matter what difficulties that they may be facing. I use multiple theoretical models and tailor treatment to each individual in order to empower my clients to explore and confront lifes' challenges. My style is warm, collaborative, direct and honest in approach. I support my clients in discovering the best version of themselves and in creating the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life experience.
Immediate Openings! It’s never too late to create the life you’ve been longing for, free from the past that is holding you back! If you want an empowering, collaborative professional that will work with you without judgement and help you work towards solutions that can help you feel less stuck and more in control, I can help!
All too often change occurs, it's inevitable, but not always expected nor welcome.. From small, situational dilemmas to larger, more complex personal or family concerns, therapy can be the change that brings about relief, insight and new solutions for dealing with these circumstances. Together, with my support and guidance, I hope we can begin to identify and develop the tools and resources needed to help you move toward the healing and growth you are seeking.
It is always my greatest privilege having the opportunity to be present with you and for you as we explore your most valuable assets: your vulnerability and your willingness to persist. My goal as your therapist is to create a space where you'll witness transformation and healing through feeling heard and speaking truths in ways that are only conceivable when you hold yourself in true kindness.
[Now accepting credit cards and evening appointments] In my 15+ year career as a therapist I've worked with clients from 3-83 years old and I see women, men, children, adolescents, couples and families. The issues that I work with most commonly are: anxiety, depression, marital problems, gambling, adolescents acting out, couples therapy and trauma work. My clients also enjoy that I am empathetic and humorous. Before we choose to work together, we will discuss your situation over the phone and make sure our therapeutic relationship is a "good fit" :-)
My approach to treatment is based on the belief that each individual has the ability to heal and change. In my work, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where we can build a trusting and collaborative relationship towards positive change. My approach is to treat the individual by addressing the many areas that make them whole, while helping them improve functioning, growth, self-efficacy and resilience. I have extensive training working with individuals, couples and families.
You hide it well, but you feel overwhelmed and out of control with food, you hate your body and obsess about your weight. You might be stuck in the never-ending cycle of dieting, bingeing, purging, or exercising and can’t stop. I believe food and feelings become deeply intertwined to survive overwhelming events, which may start in childhood. You might have crippling anxiety, feel the need to be perfect, feel sad, overthink, and feel desperate for help. I help women heal from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. You don’t have to suffer alone, healing is possible.
I work with ARC Counseling and Wellness as a Psychological Associate. I enjoy bringing out the inner strength in people. Life happens and sometimes it dims our joy and makes us forget how strong we can be. Using various approaches, I assist people with finding hope and getting that strength back to overcome any challenges that may come their way and to have a higher quality of life. I treat each person individually as there is no one size fits all approach, everyone will have different needs. My background has been in reproductive and newborn health, before I expanded into mental health.
You may be just starting to think about trying therapy, but you're hesitant. Maybe you're wondering if anyone will understand you, or if you will feel judged. Whatever your anxieties may be, the important thing is that you are struggling with something. You've tried handling it by yourself, but it's getting harder to keep doing it alone. Probably your work and relationships are affected, just adding to your stress. Asking for help takes enormous courage, and I would consider it a privilege to walk alongside you on your path to healing and growth.
I seek to restore optimal life functioning in all its dimensions at school, work, and home. The tools we employ come from cutting-edge science, the healing power of the personal therapeutic connection, and historical spiritual practice. I collaborate expectantly and with commitment with those who seek healing from trauma, renewal in their relationships, freedom from destructive behavior patterns, stability in thought and mood, clarity in purpose and values, and a sharper life-focus.
I work at ARC Counseling and Wellness where I am honored to work with individuals, and families with a wide range of clinical issues including depression, life transition, anxiety and stress, trauma, and those who may generally be seeking personal growth. I approach my clinical work with the unique needs of each client as the focus while considering the scientific efficacy of each therapeutic intervention. My experience and training have made me sensitive to the fact that no two clients are the same and so your individuality, history and strengths are our guide.
Life sometimes gets to a point where we can't or don't want to do it alone anymore. It's too much, too heavy, too dark, too complicated... We need help. And that is not only okay, it is natural. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and meaningful space to be able to process experiences and hurts that have created unhealthy patterns or negative inner messages. Doing this allows space for healing and growth while also learning how to see the person we want to be. My goals is to help each person make healthy changes that inspire a fuller, more connected, satisfying life experience.
It can be painful to struggle with issues and wish that they might somehow disappear. I understand how these issues can sometimes make you feel your life is stuck and that they can prevent you from living or enjoying your life more fully. I also know how difficult it can be to seek help or talk about these issues. This is why it is my approach to get to know each client and find an individualized and unique path to addressing the issues that are preventing them from creating a greater sense of well-being and happiness.
I work with those who feel stuck and want to grow. We will work together to prioritize and set goals based on your strengths and values. I believe everyone already has exactly what they need to thrive and will gladly join you in your journey of emotional, physical and spiritual healing. I know this can be scary and daunting but, you have taken the first step in looking for who is best to support you in this journey. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families restoring and healing broken relationships. If you’re interested in working together, please call or email me.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EdPsych, MSHS, CAMC-1, CBIF
People sometimes live their entire lives and never receive care for problems that occur in their lives on a a daily basis and that could lead to depression, anxiety, stress, anger, parenting or court mandated cases. If this is you, I look forward to working with you, through Telehealth. Care is provided with empathy and compassion, to address your specific needs. Also, be assured whatever your needs, I will be there with you to work towards change. As your therapist, wisdom is used as a part of helping everyone discover how to pinpoint things, that have the ability to stop personal growth and progress.
Dr. Gabriela Castillo received her education and training from the prestigious school of Azusa Pacific University. She obtained a Master's degree in Family Counseling, and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Castillo is fluent in Spanish and has worked extensively with the Hispanic population. Her services include working with individuals, couples, and families.
Her areas of expertise are depression, anxiety and trauma related to history of abuse. She has a special interest in women's issues and has worked extensively with women of different backgrounds.
Child - Marital - Individual Therapy.
Areas of specialty include ADHD issues, child & family therapy for oppositional, angry, and defiant children and adolescents, school problems, early childhood therapy, and parental alienation syndrome.
I provide marital therapy to develop productive dialogue, resolve angry communication patterns, and restore warmth and affection to the marriage and family.
I also provide individual therapy from a humanistic/existential framework to treat depression, anxiety, anger control, and personal growth issues.
Visit my website at www.drcachildress.org to learn more about my practice or my blog at: http://drcraigchildress.blogspot.com/
People come to the crossroads of seeking mental health treatment for many different reasons and with many different paths. I would like to meet you on that path and help guide you to the place you want to get to in your life. I have over 30 years experience in counseling and therapy with 20 years working in addictions, dual diagnosis, inpatient mental health with persistent mental illness and outpatient with individuals and couples for both the Veterans Administration and as adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry. I also do psychological assessment for diagnosis clarification and treatment planning.
I am a therapist at Arc Counseling and Wellness located in the Claremont Village. I believe that therapy is a unique journey and I feel privileged to take part in this process. A good relationship with your therapist is essential and I work very hard to promote an environment of trust and openness with my clients. My training and experiences have made me comfortable in working with a number of mental health needs. Most importantly, I encourage self-reflection in my clients and work closely with each individual to help them find their inner strength on their path towards change.
I have been practicing psychotherapy and counseling for more than twenty years. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and certified Jungian Analyst. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families who might be struggling with emotional and relationship difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and parent-child conflicts. I am available to conduct online/video sessions.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Claremont are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Claremont then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Claremont, or Child Psychologists in Claremont.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Claremont specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.