Erna Castrejon Mills
Texas LMFT #203931
California LMFT #105892
A practicing and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping people meet their problems and trauma head on so they can heal in order to live their fullest and most authentic lives. I founded and own this private practice, focusing on counseling, mental health therapy, and life coaching along with leading seminars. Being of service to others has always been at the core of what I do and who I am, and it is the reason I became a therapist. Families and marriages are at the heart of who people are. They are at the center of human interactions and relationships with themselves, others, and the world. If a family or marriage is off kilter, it takes a person away from who they are. My work focuses on creating harmony and peace for each individual as well as the family and marriage in its entirety. I provide mental health counseling to those who have been through trauma, crisis relational difficulties, or life changes of past, present, or future. My service are inclusive of all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion, and I love helping families of every kind.
My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Linguistics with a Master’s in Education and a specialization in Language where I focused on Linguistics and another Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. I provide counseling based on faith upon a client's request, having attended seminary school in San Diego, California at Bethel Seminary. I am a certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst with Law Enforcement experience as a peace officer, analyst and intelligence. My experience includes being a civil servant within the school district, working with students with special needs and teaching adults ESL.
Along with every other human, I have faced struggles in my own life. The difficulties I faced pushed me to overcome and grow as a person throughout those years and all the years following. Each of the obstacles I faced enabled me to be the therapist and clinician I am. Not only did it teach me resilience, I am better able to empathize with people and my clients.
Faith is an integral part of my identity as a human. God, family, and country are my core values. All I want for people is to grow good relationships with their families, friends, children, and spouses. I believe and encourage all people to live their life with respect and kindness within society and their personal relationships.
All of my life and career experiences have given me the advantage of a unique and whole perspective. In my opinion, counseling should not be ongoing or drawn out. Life is busy, and I want to treat patients effectively and quickly so they can continue their lives with new found coping abilities and reaffirmed relationships. Ultimately, I want my clients to succeed and create independent and functional humans with the ability to counsel themselves wisely.
What I Offer
I provide bilingual and bicultural services in Spanish and English to Active Military Personnel, Military Veterans, First Responders, Medical Providers, Law Enforcement, and other Employee Assistance Programs as well as individuals, groups, families, and couples. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly. I evaluate and diagnose my clients in order to determine the most effective treatment modality for their unique experience and personality. I understand how each person experiences trauma and healing differently based on their life and disposition, and therefore treat each human with the attention and individuality they deserve. Some of the modalities I use with my clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Act Commitment Therapy (ACT), faith based, and an eclectic approach to therapy and sessions.