Denise Castro, PsyD
Psychotherapy is the exploration of the contours of your life. It is a process of learning about yourself, gaining access to your feelings and finding clarity. I provide a warm, safe space for you to feel seen, heard and understood. Together we can examine the patterns that may be keeping you from becoming your best self. Therapy is a proactive and powerful tool for personal change and growth. I help people find their authentic selves and realize their full potential for happiness and well-being.
Early in our lives, we often learn adaptive ways of relating with others to keep us as safe and loved as possible. However, these same ways of relating may no longer be effective as an adult. In therapy, you will learn to understand and work through emotions, beliefs and old wounds in order to make better decisions for your future. As you discover the patterns that keep you from becoming your best self, you develop healthier ways of coping with life’s dilemmas and discover the freedom of becoming authentic and fully alive.
Therapy is not just about dealing with problems or crises. It is about gaining confidence, courage and a belief in you. It is about learning to respond well to the ongoing challenges of work, family and relationships. Therapy can help you optimize the job of life while minimizing the suffering.
I will help you to find “your” best answers to create a more satisfying, meaningful and fulfilling life. My wish is that you leave therapy with old wounds healed, better life decisions made and confidence in your strength to face life’s challenges.
Areas of Specialization
• Depression and Anxiety
• Grief and Loss
• Adjustment to Life Transitions
• Personal Growth
• Relationship Issues
• Couples Therapy
Professional and Educational Background
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who was educated at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, GA. I completed my Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Georgia State University Counseling Center and my clinical internship at the Albany Medical Center Internship Consortium in Albany, NY (consisted of The Albany Medical Center, Capital District Psychiatric Center and the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center).