Hi! My name is Carlos Castillo, and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I’d like to tell you a little bit about me, so that you can decide for yourself if I’m someone you’d feel comfortable working with.
For over a decade, I have helped people transition out of some of the most difficult stages of their lives. As you might have guessed, I am specialized in life transitions, and adjustment stress. I have worked with ex-convicts, drug users, veterans, retirees, immigrants, college grads, as well as terminally ill/chronically ill populations. This may seem like a very broad range of people, but all of these individuals have had to make difficult life transitions, which can seem overwhelming.
Some benefits you can receive from counseling include, development of healthy coping skills, healthy relationships, achievement of personal goals, removal or reduction of unwanted habits, as well as overcoming traumatic experiences.
I adapt a very person-centered approach through the use of motivational interviewing; however, I borrow interventions from cognitive-behavioral, existentialist, psychoanalytical, and spiritualistic styles based on your particular needs.
Our first session together will be spent getting to know each other, as well as treatment planning. I work to ensure that my clients are getting exactly what they need out of counseling. In order to do this, we will spend our first session carefully identifying goals, and hashing out the details needed to achieve those goals. After all, it is understood that the more you define a goal, the more likely you are to follow through with it.
A long time ago, my mentor taught me, that our ears are the greatest gift you can offer to somebody. To be present, truly present with somebody; in their suffering, in their happiness can be a life-changing experience. I hope you can allow me the opportunity to share this gift with you. Look forward to meeting you soon! Thank you for taking time to look at my profile.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
TX LPC 76613
Carlos is a wonderful therapist and person! He has been patient with me and has really begun helping me with my PTSD, he listens actively and is guiding me through my issues in a caring and supportive way!
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Using Betterhelp from another country was scary, I didn't know if my new tharapist would be able to understand my issues and give sound advice that didn't contradict my situation, only making it worse.
Carlos however could understand me even though my situation was weird, and he has given me sound advice and proven a great therapist.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and career difficulties
Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carlos is a compassionate man who is committed to helping you reach your goals
Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management