Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez is a clinical psychologist and licensed marriage
and family therapist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from
Sacramento State University, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from
the University of San Francisco, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from
the California Institute for Integral Studies.
Dr. Castro Rodriguez has worked with children, youth and families in the dependency, delinquency and criminal justice systems for the last twenty-five years, including 10 years as the co-founder and executive director of the Girls Justice Initiative/Youth Justice Institute. Her personal and professional interests are in the areas of trauma, female delinquency, cultural humility, vicitmology and gender responsivity. She has written in the areas of trauma informed care, sexual trauma, delinquency, LGBT youth and vicarious trauma, including her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Relationship between sexual trauma and risk taking behavior for African American and Latina Girls”.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with people who have experience trauma in their lives or who work with people who have experienced trauma . Trauma can have a profound impact on our mental health, health, relationships and every day functioning, but it can be treated.
Issues like depression, anxiety and PTSD can all be rooted in our traumatic experiences and lead to negative thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and coping mechanisms. I create a safe, supportive space for you to look at the challenges you are facing and build on your strengths and resiliencies. I work in a control mastery and relational framework to understand how current, past or secondary trauma is in the way of your plan for a happy and healthy life and assist you becoming your best self.
MA, Counseling Psychology
Individual, couples and group therapy
registered Psychological assistant
psy.D, Clinical Psychology
Trainings, consultation and other speaking engagements
Gena Castro Rodriguez
Clinical supervision for MFT trainees and interns