Master Level Intern
Hello! My name is Stacey Castiglia, and I would be grateful for the opportunity to support you on your mental health journey as your counselor. As a student intern working toward earning my Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling from North Carolina State University, I will be providing therapy under the clinical supervision of Robin Forgione, M.Ed, LCMHCS, NCC. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and have a background in marketing and public relations. After relocating to the Raleigh area from Connecticut 3 years ago, I was given the opportunity to pursue my true calling in life – clinical mental health counseling – through the NC State counselor education program.
My goal is to provide a safe and open environment where clients feel acknowledged, encouraged, empowered, and hopeful. To that end, I help individuals re-story their lives by exploring their strengths, positive experiences, resources, and accomplishments. From this strengths-based vantage, I help clients find effective and joyful ways to move forward and grow as individuals. As a clinical mental health counseling master’s level student intern graduating in May, I offer low-cost/no cost counseling services to those who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and issues related to self-image, identity, and relationships.
I use a combination of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, and mindfulness therapies to help individuals uncover their strengths and discover new ways of thinking that work best for them. In taking a holistic view, I also incorporate the biopsychosocial model into my approach to help clients see how physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors affect overall wellness. I seek to understand and empower clients from their world perspective based on their culture, race, gender identity, beliefs, values, and experiences with racism, oppression, and social injustice.