Hi! I’m Ben Castro

Pronounced “ben” | He/ They

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Accepting New Clients

In-Person & Virtual

Individual & Relationship

Adults & Seniors

Daytime | Evenings | Weekends

Friday ~ Sunday

Hi! I’m Ben Castro

Pronounced “ben” | He/ They

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Discover Your Safe Space for Exploration, Expression and Growth

Welcome to a nurturing environment where you are encouraged to express yourself freely. Here, you can explore your experiences through words or with the transformative power of art when words alone don’t suffice. 

Whether you’re facing immediate life challenges, relationship conflicts, past burdens, unexpected obstacles, or other aspects of life, I am here to support you. As an art therapist who integrates various counselling theories, I provide a safe and respectful space where your voice is heard and your story is witnessed and valued.

More About Ben ...

Embrace the Healing Power of Creativity

Art therapy allows you to tell your story in your own unique way and is a creative form of expression open to everyone. No matter your level of artistic ability, you can gain from the supportive benefits art therapy provides. Every person has the innate capacity for creative expression, either through art or metaphorically. This creative strength can unlock deep insights and help overcome the obstacles life throws your way.

With my extensive experience in diverse professional environments, including anti-oppressive practices, a maximum-security psychiatric hospital, and the Downtown Eastside, I offer specialized expertise in managing a range of personal challenges. Including anger management, codependence, processing trauma, addressing men’s concerns, addiction recovery, and coping with grief.

Together, let’s cultivate your inner creative resources, enhance your ability to heal, and empower you to navigate and thrive amid life’s challenges.

Areas Where I Can Support You:

  • Anger Management Therapy
  • Trauma & PSTD
  • Men’s Counselling
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Relationship & Intimacy Counselling
  • Sex Therapy
  • Non-Dominant Cultural Identity & Sexuality (BIPOC)
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Chronic Pain Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Explore Transition, Direction, & Meaning Of Life
  • Stress & Burnout
  • General Counselling

    Ben's Therapeutic Approaches:

    • Person-Centered Theory
    • Art Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
    • Relational Life Therapy
    • Gestalt Therapy

      Credentials & Training:

      • Registered Clinical Counsellor #21639
      • Master’s of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy
      • Bachelor of Media Arts 
      • Sexual Consent & Communication by Westland Academy
      • Conceptualizing and Treating Sex Addiction by Mental Health Academy
      • Trauma Informed Care: Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Post-Traumatic Growth by Mental Health Academy