About Me

My name is Yara Castillo. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MEd in Counseling from the University of Houston. I practice from a client-centered approach. I feel like clients come to therapy to feel understood, listened to, and form a connection with another person. I also understand that people have strengths and can be empowered to make their own decisions for themselves. I feel as if people are in control of their lives and can make the best decisions for themselves, but much of that strength and courage to make those decisions has been pushed down by the daily stresses of life. I am here to help you find and rebuild that strength and validate your experience as a human. I have worked in private practice and have worked in a hospital setting working with chronic mental illness.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #78667 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yara Castillo. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.A. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Yara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I had four video sessions with Yara as well as discussions in the platform's messaging. She was great! She was thorough in asking questions and getting to know me in order to understand my priorities and how to best help. I enjoyed every session, definitely learned how to better cope with my anxiety and would 10/10 recommend her!

Written by S.T. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Yara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've only had a little bit of time with Yara, but she seems very passionate, smart, organized, and experienced. I'm happy to have her as my counselor.

Written by A.B. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Yara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am extremely happy so far with the work that is being done! Yara listens, and genuinely seems concerned and invested in my wellbeing. She actively sends me links to things she believes would help my circumstances, and she makes sure I feel I am getting the help I need! 100% would recommend and am looking forward to further care.

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