Locations: Midtown, NYC/Hoboken, NJ/Online Therapy
Specialties: College Transition/Anxiety/Depression/Life Transitions/Racial and Identity Issues/Teens

Monique Castillo, LMSW

Associate Therapist
She/Her/Hers

Monique is a bilingual Licensed Social Worker based in New Jersey.

Monique has over five years of experience in social work and is committed to creating a safe space for her clients to speak freely and be themselves. Monique supports her clients in an unbiased form and looks to improve day to day functioning by assisting her clients with decreasing the use of unhealthy coping strategies. Monique acknowledges that each client is the expert on their life and looks to empower each individual to take control of their mental health.
As a first generation Latin American woman, Monique demonstrates cultural sensitivity, humility and understands the importance of working with people from culturally different backgrounds. She recognizes that connecting with individuals of diverse cultures can nurture and build a positive therapeutic environment. Monique is committed to create a culturally sensitive space to ensure her patients have a comfortable and judgment-free environment to explore their identity, behaviors, feelings and thoughts.
Monique has a true passion for helping and advocating for individuals who are marginalized, underrepresented and those whose voices are unheard. She acknowledges that each person has their own set of unique strengths and believes that everyone deserves to be seen, heard, valued and healed.
Monique has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression, anxiety, trauma and other distressing life experiences. Monique is passionate about bringing awareness and implementing evidence-based interventions to address topics related to the inner critic, imposter syndrome, body image, negative self-talk and its connection to self-esteem.
 Languages: English and Spanish
Academic Credentials:
Kean University, Master in Social Work
William Paterson University, Bachelor in Liberal Studies (Psychology and History) and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies
Affiliations:
Active member of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
Recipient of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Award

 

Connect with Monique today and schedule your free consult or first appointment!

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