Brenda Castro

          “Every time you stumble, start over. Take it one breath at a time.”- Henepola Gunaratana

As a queer Hispanic female who has had to overcome years of mental health struggles, I know how challenges can be subtle yet enduring or short-lived yet overwhelming. I grew up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants with English as my second language. I have trudged through challenges of my own in various aspects of life: relationships, religion, gender identity, diet, sexuality, and career. Whether you are fighting suicidal ideation or pushing yourself to thrive, we can strive towards your goals together.

Whether you consider therapy a last resort or a starting point for prioritizing your well-being, asking for help is a sign of strength. You may be facing the fight-flight-freeze response and wondering what to do next. You may be feeling the weight of the years ahead. Or you may be feeling anguished and wish you had never been born. You deserve to be seen, understood, and supported as you explore, learn, heal, and grow into your full potential. I will meet you where you are and draw on all my knowledge and experience to help you navigate the untamed seas of life.

I have had the unconventional path of growing as a child of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I switched from a PhD to pursue the deeply meaningful work of living our all too human lives. I am counseling as an Advanced Clinical Resident at SG Wellness and completing my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College. I also am a rock climbing coach with The Cliffs. In 2018, I graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S. in Joint Computer Science-Mathematics. I have conducted research in accessible technology, human-robot teamwork, and middle-school computer science education.



  • Anxiety 
  • Adjustment/Life Transition
  • Depression
  • Identity concerns ( Gender or Sexuality) 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem/Self Awareness 
  • Stress


Services Offered 

  • Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral 
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Begin Counseling With Brenda

We are here to help. You do not have to do this alone. Email us today at to schedule a free 15 minutes phone consultation. Let us know who you will like to work with or just ask for the next available therapist.
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SG Wellness Mental Health Counseling PLLC 

Brooklyn NY 11216