Raymond Castilleja Jr, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Raymond  Castilleja Jr

Raymond Castilleja Jr

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas Accepting Online
Updated November 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Raymond Castilleja Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor with a private practice in Dallas, Texas, who specializes in helping Gay Men and Couples ignite change through individualized psychotherapy. Raymond helps clients through skill development address concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, and trauma. Many of his clients are struggling with their sexual orientation, living in or out of the closet, living with HIV, and navigating a relationship in Gay Culture. He supports Gay Men in discovering aspects of themselves that influence their behaviors, perspectives, and relationships to better understand how to cope with life struggles.

Raymond is not your traditional psychotherapist. In session, he uses humor, is kindly direct when appropriate, and guides his clients toward an awareness of oneself to evoke their inner power toward change. As a member of the LGBTQIA community, Raymond does not believe in a one size fits all model. He is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities which allow him to adjust his approach as clients change throughout treatment. Raymond interchanges the following therapeutic models: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy to create a foundation of mindfulness, normalizing feelings, challenging cognitive distortions, utilizing behavioral change, and processing trauma when needed.

Since 2013, Raymond has served the LGBTQIA community through individual therapy and couples counseling. He is committed to support Gay Men through life transitions, healing trauma, and living an authentic life. With a background in business and social work, he is uniquely positioned to help a variety of professionals and shared community members and welcomes new clients to his virtual practice.


Message to clients

I’m grateful for your time to learn more about my practice. As a member of the LGBTQIA community, I understand the importance of having a safe space to be vulnerable to share aspects of yourself without fear of judgment, shame, or stigma. The value in being able to share your darkest moments without having to filter yourself. The value in talking to a therapist with lived experience which gives insight to our shared humanity but doesn’t mean we had the same life experience. It sets the foundation to build a therapeutic relationship to help us reach your treatment goals. I’m grateful I had an experienced psychotherapist to guide me through my darkest moments. My goal is to be one of those beacons of Light for you.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Raymond Castilleja Jr is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (90min)
  • LCSW Clinical Supervision : $75 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Tue 12pm & 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Wed 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Thu 12pm & 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Fri 12pm
  • Sat 10am & 11am & 12pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Fuel 4 Mind Psychotherapy Services, PLLC, Psychotherapist/Owner, 2020 - Present

Institute for Better Health, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, 2022
Institute for Better Health , ACT for Grief and Loss, 2022
Institute for Better Health, ACT for Trauma, 2021
Institute for Better Health , ACT for Beginners, 2020
Behavioral Tech , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills with Marsha Linehan, 2020
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach, 2019
Beck Institute for CBT , CBT for Depression, 2019
Beck Institute for CBT, CBT for Anxiety, 2019
Beck Institute for CBT, CBT for Personality Disorders, 2019
Compassion Works, EMDR Therapist Training , 2019


Licensure

Texas: 56285


Languages

English