Beth Castellow, LCSW-S
Beth Castellow, LCSW-S is the owner/director of Cardinal Therapy, PLLC, which opened in September 2013.
Beth Castellow completed her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and went on to earn her License in Clinical Social Work. She is also a Board Approved LCSW Clinical Supervisor. Beth has gained invaluable experience working in a variety of agencies, including inpatient, residential, substance abuse, hospital, and outpatient clinics. She has extensive experience working with both men and women, adults and adolescents.
Beth incorporates a variety of therapy techniques in her sessions, to really tailor the approach to the client’s individual needs. She strongly believes in a Strengths-based approach with all her clients, but she frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, IMAGO, Motivational Interviewing and Quick REMAP. Beth received her certification in Imago Relationship Therapy in March 2016.
Beth’s clients frequently report feelings of relief, understanding and acceptance following their counseling sessions, as she strives to maintain a safe and calming environment that promotes insight, healing and growth.
Why the Cardinal?
At my last job, I worked with a cardinal. Maybe it just felt like it, since he would appear at my window on a daily basis, showing up within an hour each morning that I arrived for work. Every time he appeared while I was in session, my clients’ reactions were the same. They were surprised, delighted, and interpreted the visit positively. Some felt the bird was bringing them luck, others remembered lost loved ones and viewed cardinals symbolically, while others took in the awe and wonder of nature and all its many surprises.
When choosing a name for my private practice, Cardinal Therapy seemed to fit. Like *my* cardinal, I meet with clients relatively briefly, but strive to create a lasting impression. I believe that human beings suffer when we close ourselves off from nature, so I regularly encourage clients to connect with their natural surroundings as an integral component of improving their mood and overall sense of well being. I let my personality shine brightly to form real and genuine relationships with my clients, and to make sure our visits are a positive force in their lives, propelling them towards their personal goals and aspirations.