My overall experience with Carolina was and still is excellent. It was very hard and difficult for me to seek help. I researched nearby therapists online and I decided to contact Carolina Castanos. I wanted someone with a PhD degree, to make sure the person has the appropriate knowledge to be able to help me. I believe knowledge, empathy and human skills are equally important to be an excellent therapist. Carolina exceeded all my expectations. I see her now for three years, sometimes more frequently, sometimes less often . She became a special friend of mine beyond being my therapist.
Initially I was very nervous during the sessions and it was obviously very hard to open up and tell her about my deepest feelings and emotions and all my stories. This anxiety was melting away fast. During sessions I am able to completely relax and I don’t experience any anxiety. I can fully trust her. To achieve this I really didn’t need much time, certainly lot less what I was expecting. Her smile her friendly manner, warm personality, and deep empathy helps me relax. I am always coming to sessions knowing that I am going to feel better and more relaxed and optimistic after sessions.
Seeing her helped me a lot. I feel lot better and I can be much more optimistic and positive about my future. I can handle my personal emotions a lot better and I can see much better why certain feelings are generated. I can understand easier how interpersonal conflicts are generated. I am lot better interacting with my wife and reacting to conflicts and avoiding them. I am certain that without Carolina’s help my life would be in a lot worse shape. I feel really lucky to have found her.
I am never been to any therapy before, I can’t compare her to any other therapist but honestly I can hardly imagine that anyone else would be better.
I can and I am recommending her with absolute confidence. Her knowledge is outstanding, her human skills are amazing. She is kind and compassionate. It is always easy to make an appointment and she is maximally flexible. Anyone that is reading this and needs help – don’t hesitate. I know it is not easy to make the first step and contact her, but believe me, you will find the help you need with her and the initial anxiety to talk to someone will go away fast.
Originally I had started coming to Dr. Castanos for couples counselling, then I decided to continue individual therapy. I was extremely skeptical at first because of my personal experience with previous individual therapy. At the time I felt that although my therapists in the past were helpful, I would remain stuck and would not be able to move on from painful memories or destructive patterns in my relationships. Fortunately and most refreshingly this has not been the case with Dr. Castanos. Her approach is very different than what I have experienced in the past and she has been very helpful as I learn to heal and grow in a healthier direction. Her depth of knowledge, intuition, sensitivity and sense of compassion have helped me feel more comfortable in our sessions. Moreover what we have covered and what I have learned has been easier to integrate in everyday life which is translating into real change.
My name is Faye and I am one of Dr Carolina Castanos’ patients. I have been going through a rough unbalanced marriage with a man who has a borderline psychopath narcissist personality. I started my therapy with Dr. Castanos in 2014. My husband abused me emotionally, verbally and physically throughout the last 4 years of our marriage and finally abandoned me without a notice when I was out of town. I was emotionally broken for what I had been going through with my husband. Dr Castanos was very understanding and knowledgeable about the situation and after a few therapy sessions, I started to see a light at the end of tunnel and slowly started to get my self-confidence back. She was very professional, a good listener, caring, and understanding. I worked with couple of different psychologist before but I was not comfortable enough to open up to them like I did with her. I had a great experience with Dr Castanos and highly recommend her for anybody who needs this service.
I started meeting with Carolina several years ago to help me as I was going through a difficult divorce and life changing event. At the time I had never really had or felt like I needed counseling and wasn’t really sure what to expect or how it would help me with my situation or as a person. What I thought the experience would be and what it ended up being were two completely different things. Carolina helped me recognize a lot of things about myself, about how I FEEL, and how people see us and how we see ourselves.
Life and relationships are all about perspective, communication and effort, Carolina helped me to profoundly change those things in my life for the better. I continue to work with Carolina almost 4 years since we first met and now she has come to know and help my children as well. We don’t get to meet as often these days, but she has still continued to support me and my family and also helped me develop the skills that enable me to grow on my own.
We all need guidance and support in life, especially from those around us that can help us become better and stronger people, learn how to deal with our fears and challenges, believe in ourselves and to see the good of those in our lives while building stronger relationships.. Carolina not only teaches these things but carries these traits with her as a person, which I think is sort of required since you can’t teach something to people you don’t understand yourself.
I met Dr. Castanos three years ago. A friend referred her to me as I was going through some hard times in my relationships with others, feeling very angry and finding myself constantly betrayed and very lonely. Dr. Castanos has helped me immensely. With her, I always find a friendly and open conversation without judgment. I always feel comfortable, relaxed, and refreshed after seeing her. She has helped me to become more aware of my strengths and where I need to work on to improve relationships. I have also learned how to be in control at my most vulnerable and weakest moments. I would highly recommend Dr. Castanos. Her knowledge, kindness and really caring for you will give you the ability to win back your self-confidence by realizing your self-worth and have a brighter outlook on your future.
Dr. Castanos has been great for me. I feel she has definitely moved me forward in the process of healing. She uses different modalities instead of just listening and talking. I would and have highly recommended her.
My experience with Dr. Castanos has been excellent. Carolina is professional & knowledgeable but also with a warm personality. It’s obvious she cares deeply about her clients. In my sessions with Carolina I can talk openly. It took a while but she helped me finally be at ease to open up. I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders to talk about things I’d never shared with anyone. Carolina helped me deal with some insecurities & guilt that had been a burden for years. I’m more confident and self-assured about things which used to hold me back. I’m more in touch with my emotions now. I’m happy to recommend Dr. Castanos. She is very comfortable to talk with and very competent. I think anyone would benefit from her services.