Christina Castro, MS
Christina Castro earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from UCLA. She worked as a paraeducator (1:1 aide) and substitute special education teacher for several years in the Saugus Union School District’s Moderate/Severe Special Education Program including the Regional Autism Program. She went on to earn her Masters in Educational Counseling with a concentration in School and Family Based Clinical Counseling from the University of LaVerne.
Christina completed her master’s level fieldwork at Sequoia School in the William S. Hart School District which serves students grades 7-12 with behavioral challenges in a therapeutic setting as well as Munz High School, a juvenile court school operated inside a juvenile detention facility. Christina is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC 2444) and also holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
In addition to her work with Dynamic Interventions, Christina is a full time counselor and educational liaison with the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program. She works with children and adolescents in the foster care system, homeless youth, incarcerated youth and human trafficking survivors as a counselor and case manager to assist them in achieving their academic and social/emotional goals. She also coordinates with school districts, caregivers, parents, students and social workers to ensure that students with special needs receive appropriate and timely services by advocating for students at IEP meetings as well as other various district, school site meetings, and government agency meetings. Additionally, Christina trains school staff throughout Los Angeles County in Trauma Informed Practices for Schools and holds a certificate from UCLA in Positive Behavior Supports for K-12 Teachers.
Christina’s interests include treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents, socialization training, building self-esteem, anger management, and mindfulness. When Christina is not working she enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters and teenage son as well as traveling.