My Approach to Helping
Trained in solution-focused therapy, Dr. Castaldo focuses on coaching clients to find solutions, reach their goals quickly, and to utilize their own strengths and capabilities to solve their life dilemmas. She has special expertise in divorce prevention, relationship recovery, couples therapy, and family therapy, with an emphasis on child behavior management and parent coaching.
More Info About My Practice
Dr. Castaldo is a nationally recognized relationship expert who has been featured on CNN, NBC, FOX, and Comcast, as well as in Ladies Home Journal, Women's Day, Redbook, Shape, and More magazines. She is the author of three books, including her latest, "Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love". She has been a faculty member at Rutgers, Columbia, and Barry Universities. A flexible sliding fee schedule is utilized, and clients are assisted to obtain reimbursement from their insurance carriers.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Dr. Castaldo specializes in a hopeful, strength based short term approach to therapy. She holds a strong belief in helping clients heal quickly and improve their relationships and life circumstances and create positive outcomes and coping skills. She is an advocate of divorce prevention, and also specializes in divorce recovery. she utilizes a flexible approach to therapy and is willing to see individuals with their spouses as well as their extended family members. Her style of family therapy can encompass couples work, parenting, coaching, sibling coaching, and play therapy for young children.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of psychotherapy is to enhance relationships and emotional well-being, minimize stress and distress, and improve coping abilities.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am passionate about assisting clients to find effective solutions quickly, and lending hope and positiveness that they can heal their life dilemmas. I am an advocate of not dwelling on the past and how problems got that way, but rather focusing on solution development.