Eric Castonguay, M.A., LCMHC, LPCC, MHC
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Eric P. Castonguay, LCMHC, LPCC, MHC graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a BA in Childhood Studies, Child Welfare and Family Services. He is a Southwestern College alumni and graduated with a MA in Counseling and received a Children’s Mental Health and the Infant Mental Health certificate. He currently is engaged as a student with the Institute for Sex Education and Enlightenment to develop further clinical understanding of human relationships and sexuality. Eric considers himself a lifelong learner who has strong ambition to continuously pursue further education and transformation in and out of the classroom.
Eric started his career as an AmeriCorps NCCC member serving communities in the local Washington D.C area and surrounding region as it connects with wildland forest fighting, education, mental health, and community development. Eric’s clinical practice has since then evolved to include working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of clinical programs and settings. Program locations that Eric has immersed himself in range from areas in New England, Hawai’i, New Mexico and locations worldwide over the past 20 years. His approach to working with a variety of different families across the globe has developed to include a variety of theories and approaches to help match the need of individuals and families.
Eric has served as a Day Program Coordinator for the Germaine Lawrence residential treatment facility developing therapeutic and academic curriculum for adolescents in the Boston, MA area. He has sailed around the Hawaiian Islands facilitating therapeutic experiences with teens in residential settings with the Marimed Foundation. Eric has also worked within a variety of programs in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque area serving children, adolescents and their families. He has also volunteered in multiple diverse humanitarian-oriented initiatives in the Caribbean and South America connected to child and family welfare.
Eric has trained and practiced as a play therapist at Small Steps Child Counseling in Albuquerque, NM. He has been trained to use sand tray techniques and approaches with youth and their families through the Sand Tray Institute of New Mexico with Dr. Teresa Kelsey. He has focused much of his clinical work on adolescents and families connected to mental health and co-occurring substance use concerns in his current home state of Vermont with the Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Center.
Eric notably developed an innovative martial-arts based therapy group for adolescents and also a range of individualized support strategies for guardians whom seek to develop health promoting bonds with their children. Eric recently co-facilitated and presented for one of Southwestern College’s Children’s Mental Health certificate program courses regarding intervention and prevention of suicide and self-harm with adolescents this past March of 2020.
Eric currently has a private clinical practice, called Nomadic, which serves families, couples, and all relationship constellations in Vermont, New Mexico, and Hawai’i. Nomadic focuses on sexuality, sensuality, and intimacy in the context of relationship with self and others. Eric also serves as a crisis clinician supervisor for the annual Burning Man event held in Black Rock City, NV providing ongoing collaboration with the organization.
In addition, Eric enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fire breathing, and traveling the world. Eric loves talking about these three things so feel free to bend his ear anytime – make sure you got hours to spare. Feel free to visit Nomadic’s website at NomadicTherapyServices.org for more information about Eric and related resources.