Veronica Tovar-Castro, LMSW
It is a privilege to get to know you and walk alongside you through your healing journey. Together, we’ll confront the life challenges you may be facing, taking the necessary steps towards your healing process. As a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist, I have worked with culturally diverse individuals and families across all life stages. I particularly enjoy providing therapy to adolescents and young adults , working together to navigate changes and personal development during this phase of life. I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, and different forms of trauma. I like to maintain a strengths-based approach to meet my clients where they are in the therapeutic process. An important part of my therapeutic approach is to foster a safe space for you; this helps develop a nurturing and empathic relationship with my clients in order to encourage client empowerment throughout our therapeutic alliance.
Born and raised in the Southern Central Valley of California, I went on to earn my undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Chicano/a Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After completing my undergraduate studies, I returned to the Southern Central Valley of California and worked in various roles in the substance abuse and mental health field. This work provided me a deeper understanding of the need for individuals and families experiencing mental health issues to be able to access mental health care, which led me to pursue and earn my Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University.
Outside of the therapy space, my favorite activities include hiking, going to the beach, road trips, writing, cooking, baking, drawing, painting, visiting artistic spaces and museums, and spending time with my pets.