Dr. Iris-Carolina Castillo


Dr. Iris-Carolina Castillo, EdD, LMFT

Dr. Iris-Carolina Castillo is a Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94023709) practicing under the supervision of Dr. Jaseon Outlaw (PSY23676).  Dr. Castillo is also an Assistant Clinical Director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT53851) at Journey of Life Counseling and Assessment Services.  She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies, Emphasis on Social Justice and Race Relations.  She attended John F. Kennedy, School of Law in 2004 for one year and decided to change her field of study to psychology.  She attended Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area in 2005, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2007.  Dr. Castillo recently obtained her Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology in 2017.  Her Dissertation topic is Perinatal Depression and the Effects on Children.  She has a passion for working with this population and looks forward to continue providing her services for women and children affected by depression.

Dr. Castillo is multi-cultural and bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English).  She utilizes a combination of theories, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to assist individuals with their thoughts to change the way they feel and behave; psychodynamic therapy to assist with tapping into the unconscious and alleviate current distress; and play therapy to assist children with revealing their thoughts and emotions through play since they do not yet have the developmental ability to fully communicate their needs and desires.

Contact Dr. Iris-Carolina Castillo, EdD, LMFT
Phone: 925.386.6105
Email: drcastillo@journeyoflifecounseling.com


  • Acculturation and immigration adjustment
  • Adolescent adjustment
  • Adoption adjustment
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Children
  • Couples/Family
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Foster youth
  • Grief
  • Homelessness
  • Multicultural issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pre/Post-Partum issues
  • Substance use
  • Trauma/PTSD