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  • Shantelle Castle, LICSW (she/her)

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    I began my career within social work four years ago at Justice Resource Institute, working with children at a therapeutic residential school. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University, and have spent a majority of my social work career working in inpatient and residential settings. I have worked as an individual, group and family therapist, and provided specialized, intensive in-home family therapy throughout Massachusetts. Additionally, I have obtained my School Adjustment Counselor and School Social Worker for MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with school-based experience.

    I have years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults through challenges of trauma, suicidality, self-harm, depression, anxiety, loss, and other difficult life altering events. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play-Therapy.

    I have strengthened my therapeutic skills and understanding in cultural competency, racial justice and working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. I believe in person-centered treatment, and utilizing the strengths of the individual as the motivating and guiding factor in healing and recovery. I enjoy working with children and adolescents utilizing age, development and cognitive appropriate interventions and techniques, and working towards strengthening their relationships, emotional regulation, and their sense of self and competency.