Valerie Castillo, Intern
Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Trauma (CPTSD, PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues, BIPOC Issues, Self-Compassion, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships
Valerie finds great importance in taking into consideration the historical and current social, political, economic, and cultural impacts on the client. She strives to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for each of her clients where they feel received whilst working toward their definition of healing in the process. Her goal is to support her clients in stepping into their most authentic and empowered version of themselves using a strengths-based approach.
Valerie holds an Associates Degree in Pre-Nursing as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of Washington. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University. Valerie uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Existential Therapy. She uses a trauma-informed, evidenced-based, holistic, and person-centered approach. She has experience as a volunteer for the King County Crisis Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as administrative experience in private, community mental health, and evaluation and treatment settings. She also has over 5 years of experience in healthcare, with a focus in pain management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, having a giggle fit and connecting with friends, cooking, trying new cuisines, learning more about astrology, or picking up a crafty project.
Private Pay Only: $40
Availability (Telehealth Only):
Monday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm