Barbara Castro

Barbara Castro, Clinical Supervisor, LCSW, CASAC

Mental Health Clinic

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a CASAC (Certified Alcohol and Substance Use Counselor) with experience in Social Work since 1999. I come to Heartshare St. Vincent’s Services dedicated to providing effective clinical supervision to the psychotherapists in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.  I have a strong passion for suicide prevention/education.

I have held various positions over the years doing Quality Assurance, Clinical Supervision, direct service work and was also a Program Director in a non-profit working in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education.

Specialties:  Substance Use, Maternal Mental Health, Clinical Supervision and working with Adolescents

Issues: Pregnancy/Perinatal Period, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Grief

Therapeutic Modality: CBT

Therapeutic Philosophy: My clinical philosophy, is to meet the patient where they are at and to hone in on the patient’s goals during our work together.  We will explore the obstacles that interfere with achieving these goals; strategize together how they can live their best life and surpass the obstacles in their path.

Language: English