Centro Castillo para Bienestar Personal y Familiar

Areas of Expertise

Besides Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma/PTSD, we also specialize in the areas of Human Sexuality, Cultural Matters, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Concerns, Family Conflict, and Adoption/Infertility. 

Human Sexuality

 

The following issues may include:

·         Questioning your sexual orientation

·         The coming out process

·         History of child sexual abuse

·         History of sexual assault

·         Uncomfortable with the idea of becoming sexually active or reserved about how to express your sexuality

·         Couple’s sexual intimacy problems

·         We are LGBTQ sensitive

 

With therapy, you may expect to feel:

·         Increased feelings of self-understanding

·         Increased self-worth

·         Increased confidence

·         Increased satisfaction with your sexual life

 

Cultural Matters

 

The following issues may include:

·         Experiencing discrimination and prejudice

·         Acculturation difficulties

·         Questioning your religious background and spiritual values

·         Difficulties with being bicultural or multicultural

·         Confusion or hatred towards your cultural background

 

With therapy, you may expect to feel:

·         Increased self esteem

·         Greater self acceptance of your own culture and religious backgrounds

·         Less fighting between family members

·         Increased understanding of social interactions with people different than yourself

·         Increased awareness of your values and beliefs

 

Low Self Esteem

 

The following issues may include:

·         You may suffer from low self esteem in some aspects of your life but not all. For example, you may be confident about your skills at work but not about how you look. The following may be the result of low self esteem:

·         The following issues may include:

·         Sadness about a particular aspect of yourself or your ability

·         Feelings of worthlessness

·         Feeling as though you are not good enough

·         Not looking forward to your future

·         Accept bad treatment from others, you don’t stand up for yourself

·         You don’t take good care of your health

 

With therapy, you may expect to feel:

·         Learn to love yourself

·         Increased self worth

·         Increased feelings of happiness

·         Insight into why you have low self esteem

·         Increased self worth to end unhealthy relationships and to learn to take better care of yourself

 

Relationship Concerns and
Family Conflict

 

The following issues may include:

·         Difficulties or unsatisfying relationships with the following people:

·         Significant other

·         Family

·         Friends

·         Peers

·         Co-workers or classmates

·         You may have a pattern of dating “certain types” that don’t work out

·         You let people take advantage of you or for granted

 

With therapy, you may expect to feel:

·         More satisfying relationships

·         Increased assertiveness

·         Increased confidence with effective communication skills

·         Feeling understood, valued, and loved

 

Adoption/Infertility

 

The following issues may include:

·                  Experiences of grief and/or loss associated with adoption/infertility

·                  Alternative family building

·                  Becoming a parent after infertility

·                  Feelings regarding loss of relationships with birth families

·                  Transracial/transcultural adoptions

·                  Difficulties with being bicultural or multicultural

·                  How to talk to children about adoption

·                  Trauma associated with abuse and/or neglect

·                  Parenting children with special needs

·                  Post- Adoption search and reunion

·                  Parenting after placing a child for adoption

·                  How to embrace a child’s heritage/culture

·                  Confusion about one’s heritage/culture as a result of adoption

·                  Confusion with heritage/culture

·                  Managing relationships in open adoption

·                  Confusion with heritage/culture

 

With therapy, you may expect to feel:

·                  Increased feelings of self-understanding

·                  Increased self-awareness

·                  More satisfying parenting and parent-child relationships

·                  Increased awareness of your values and beliefs

·                  Increased confidence with effective communication skills

·                  Increased use of effective use of coping skills

 

 

 

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