Terese Castellanos, LCSW

My name is Terese Castellanos, I am licensed in both Oregon and Illinois. My professional experience of 23 years includes working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I am a certified Reiki Practitioner which is a meditative practice that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes a positive mental state through shifting energy in the body.

Treatment Approach and Modalities

I have developed a treatment style that is engaging, supportive and strength based. This approach allows my clients to participate in their own growth and healing. By creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space, clients can express themselves openly and freely in a way that doesn’t feel shameful or scary.

I work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach and style that works best for them, understanding that one size does not fit all. This is especially important to those who are looking for a clinician who is not only going to listen but is going to offer clarity of patterns of thinking, a better understanding of difficult feelings, and offer support toward healthier ways of living that allow for a more meaningful and authentic life

I am trained and utilize a variety of treatment modalities including; cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotionally focused therapy, trauma informed therapy, and integrated family systems therapy and client centered therapy.

I provide individual and family therapy to those who may be experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and Adjustments
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Parenting
  • Family conflict
  • Spiritual/religious and cultural challenges
  • Coping skills
  • Major life transitions

I welcome ALL races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, abilities, ethnicities, and people without judgment.


Loyola University of Chicago, MSW, Social Work 2000

DePaul University of Chicago, BA in Psychology 1996

Oregon License Number: 8372

Illinois License Number: 149.012879

Certified Reiki Practitioner

Terese Castellanos, LCSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers