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SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
Perhaps you're spending time caught up in thoughts about the past or worries about the future. Maybe you're experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness over grief and loss, or stress over facing challenges, achieving your goals, and navigating life changes.
What to expect:
A trauma-informed approach recognizes the impacts of trauma on individuals.
Integrated Cognitive and Somatic Approach:
In our sessions, we will spend time connecting the dots between experiences, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to help you create the life you want.
Our sessions will be tailored specifically to you and your needs with the recognition that each individual is able to do what is necessary for growth, change, and self-actualization.
Areas of Specialty, Lived Experience, and Special Interest:
Substance Use Recovery
Nervous System Regulation
Healing from Trauma
Disordered Eating Recovery
Autism Spectrum (including late diagnosed or self diagnosed)
Identifying and Healing Physical Manifestations of Trauma
Dysautonomia/ Autonomic Nervous System (regulation)
Sensory Stimuli Recognition and Regulation
Mindful and Intuitive Eating
Career Planning, Goal Setting, and Higher Education Coaching and Support
Integrative Wellness Coaching utilizing Skills Practices, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Clear Goal Setting
Our focus will always be specific to you. The starting point will include listening and understanding your concerns, symptoms, and making a comprehensive plan to support integrated healing of mind and body.
Sessions may include review and practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills (DBT) and Radically Open DBT skills. These skills practices are structured, with an emphasis on mindfulness, including the practice of observing your thoughts and emotions, along with tools for staying present in the now.
We may also incorporate thought defusion; allowing a thought to be just a thought, a feeling to just be a feeling - and practices that support holistic peace of mind. When appropriate for clients, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be incorporated into your treatment plan.
Along with these techniques, we will incorporate the practice of grounding and somatic containment techniques to assist with the regulation of your nervous system.
I'm Susannah Castro, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University in 2019, and am licensed in the state of Arizona. I'm looking forward to chatting with you! I currently am able to work with clients throughout the state of Arizona via telehealth. You can read more about my credentials and story on my about page.
You can read a little more about me, learn more about how I approach skills practices, and what to expect here in my blog.
“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
My goal is to assist you to identify, develop, and implement skills that support healthy coping strategies for life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.
New Clients Welcome!
I offer a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening availability.
Please note: sessions are provided via telehealth only at this time.
I’m happy to arrange a brief consultation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.