Fernando Castrillon


Fernando Castrillon


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychoanalyst, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 24815
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 per session
Evening Availability


5332 College Avenue
Suite 100
Oakland, California 94618

My Approach to Helping

I provide both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with a wide range of issues ranging from depression, sadness, anxiety, grief, work-related difficulties, parenting related issues, and intimacy related concerns to more severe issues such as schizophrenia, personality disorders and trauma related symptoms. I also work with couples and have extensive training in working with adolescents.

I work best with people interested in making significant changes in their inner lives and circumstances. In my practice, I provide you with a place to speak freely, so that through this singular experience of speaking you can articulate your desire and live your life according to your passions.

As a Psychoanalyst, I see people in Lacanian Psychoanalysis. If you are interested in exploring the option of analysis, we can meet for a few preliminary sessions in order to establish whether this is a good fit for what you are looking for. For more information on Lacanian Psychoanalysis, please see my website.

More Info About My Practice

In addition to my private practice, I am also a Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. As well, I am an Editor of The European Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis based in Rome, Italy.

I have published a book and a number of articles and book chapters. Please see my website for more information on my publications and presentations.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find that my way of working is quite effective with highly successful people whose way of being in the world is no longer serving them like it used to. These folks often feel empty, angry, confused and as having lost their passion. I have worked successfully with many people who seem to fit this particular set of circumstances.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My theoretical orientation is highly influenced by the fact that I am a Lacanian psychoanalyst. My practice also draws from schizoanalysis, family systems theory, Gestalt and existential philosophy.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Spanish speakers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
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