Rosa Castro, Psy.D. MA, CADC
About Rosa Castro
I offer psychotherapy and holistic coaching to individuals and couples facing adjustment and life issues specifically around social acceptance due to gender, race or life choices and cultural norms
I am originally from New York City, where I worked as a therapist for over 25 years with individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse issues. As a therapist, I dealt with a variety of patients that suffered from trauma, addiction, mental disorder, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and PTSD to name a few. Over the years I helped individuals stabilized, get sober and develop healthy lifestyles that allowed them to thrive and led fulfilling lives.
Currently, I live in Sweden and focus my expertise on helping individuals cope with issues related to adjusting to a new culture; navigating mood imbalances, specifically anxiety, depression, etc.; as well as relationship conflicts and social isolations.
As an expat myself, I understand how difficult it is to adjust to a new culture and develop a sense of belonging. I find that many individuals become isolated, depressed and anxious while living aboard. It can be very lonely and frustrating not knowing who to turn to for emotional support or validation. I believe individuals can benefit from therapy because it offers them an opportunity to gain insight, get the support they need while learning how to cope with stressors and emotional changes.
I also work with couples, specifically when they both have different cultural values and beliefs. I help couples learn ways to develop and improve communication styles, as well as cope with the stressors associated with a new environment.
My therapeutic style is fluid and intuitively designed to work with the individual needs of each client, which means no two clients get the same style of therapy. I incorporate several traditional therapeutic modalities and alternative techniques in therapy to bring on balance and change that will allow the person to thrive and live a full lifestyle.
SpecialtiesCoping Skills, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues, Women’s Issues
Age Group FocusAdults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesArt Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Family / Marital, Feminist, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused
IssuesAcademic issues, Addiction, Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, End of Life Issues, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Immigration Issues, Life Coaching, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues