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Marriage & Family Counseling

Couples, individuals and family focused counseling.

Anxiety & Depression

Feeling worried and sad are normal human reactions. If it’s disrupting your life, I can help.

Eating Disorders

Specializing in helping you find practical solutions, I can help reverse the cycle.

About Me

With over 20 years of experience helping couples and individuals navigate the bumpy roads of life, I’ve seen it all when it comes to struggles. Sometimes the struggle is small (“How can I tell my partner how I’m feeling?”) and sometimes the struggle is large (“I’m feeling unattractive because I’ve gained so much weight”), but the struggle is real and I can help.

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About Me

As a teenager, I used to write a weekly advice column for the Contra Costa Times. Not only was I the confidant my friends turned to when they had problems, but writing this column allowed me the opportunity to answer questions about heartbreak, parent problems and all the general angst-ridden complaints from my fellow peers. From a young age, I knew I wanted to help people.

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My Approach

I do not use a “cookie-cutter” approach to therapy. Each client is a unique individual with their own, unique history and circumstances that contribute to what they are experiencing. Establishing a quality therapeutic relationship with you, I build a solid understanding of what brought you in, how your background contributed and what you want to accomplish by working with me.

Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling & Support Groups

My Services

Individual Therapy

As a psychologist with over a decade of experience providing individual therapy and couples counseling, I can help you identify obstacles, provide you with a healthy way to manage them and get you on your way to effecting positive change.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling Sessions. 50 minutes you, me and your partner. It’s the best hour you’ll spend all day.

Anxiety & Depression

Depression is not something to feel ashamed about: it is an illness that requires treatment. Anxiety often accompanies Depression with feelings of nervousness, irritability, worry and/or problems concentrating. I can help alleviate the suffering.

Some Fun Facts about me

20 +

Years practicing

99 %

Positive feedback

500 +

Issues solved



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"I now know real joy & happiness"

Dr. Castagnini is hands down one of the best therapists around. I am a long time patient and in the medical field. She is not only compassionate but also a sincere and caring therapist. It is with her help that I have been overcome multiple childhood traumas. She has taught me the tools and empowered me so I can work through hardships on my own. I am forever grateful to have found Dr Castagnini as I now know real joy and happiness.

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