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Indigenous Circle of Wellness is a private psychotherapy practice. We provide quality mental wellness services, grounded in holistic healing (mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical balance) through a culturally inclusive approach. We value interdependence, family, community, and healthy sustainable relationships.

The practice is owned and operated by Monique Castro (Diné/Xicana), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic.#104229). She established Indigenous Circle of Wellness in response to the need for more healing spaces and psychotherapists supporting Native American/Alaska Native, Indigenous and People of Color, particularly folks seeking support outside of a large organization or institution, that prefer a private practice space.

We envision the opportunity to share cultural and spiritual practices with our community members by offering a sacred therapeutic space to go beyond sobriety and recovery and into culturally based healing and wellness.  The use of alcohol and drugs, domestic violence, suicide, chronic grief and loss, internalized oppression, emotional, spiritual, and mental wounds are ALL symptoms not causes of imbalance. In order to heal, a community needs to deal with the causes of historical and generational, unresolved trauma and move toward balance. We acknowledge our interconnectedness to all that has been created in this life and the unseen world. Our reverence for ancestral teachings, including creation stories, a deep respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four winds/directions and the elements of water, fire, earth, and wind to allow us to find balance as they are our greatest teachers. Healing will take place through the use of cultural and spiritual knowledge, as it takes everyone to heal the community.

Indigenous Circle of Wellness offers numerous services including: counseling, workshops, trainings, and consulting. We are in partnership with organizations, higher education institutions, and direct service providers working with our community throughout southern California and beyond. If we aren’t already connected with you, we would love to be! Contact us and let’s continue to build the circle of wellness together.

Fees for Therapy Services

  • Individual Therapy-$150 (per session)
  • Couple/Conjoint/Family Therapy-$150-$180 (per session)
  • In-Home Therapy- $180 (per session)
  • Tele-therapy- $150 (per session)
    Sliding scale (reduced fee) and scholarships may be available.

Additional Services

  • Workshops
  • Trainings
  • Consulting

Contact us to learn more about our additional services and rates.


5800 South Eastern Ave. Suite 50o, Commerce, CA 90040

In addition to our healing space (office), we can also bring our services to you. Including in your home, the community, or remotely using an online video/phone program. If you are interested or have questions about these options, please let us know. We are happy to share more information and determine together if this is a good and supportive fit for you.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash & Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).
We do not accept insurance but offer sliding scale and scholarships. Please let us know what your needs are and we will do our best to support you.  
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Our Team

Monique Castro, LMFT

Monique Castro, LMFT

Owner | Psychotherapist
Monique is a proud Diné (Navajo) & Xicana woman, born and raised on the ancestral homelands of the Tongva People (aka Los Angeles). She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #104427), consultant, educator, and advocate. Her “professional” experience expands over 13 years, providing direct services in the community. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA) and Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU). She offers psychotherapy services to adults, children, teens, couples, and families. She specializes in working with intergenerational (historical/ancestral trauma), complex trauma and the various symptoms and/or diagnosis that may be a result of such experiences; including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, identity, adjustment to transitions, etc.
Natalia Lopez, LCSW

Natalia Lopez, LCSW

Natalia Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #76095) with over 10 years of clinical experience. She earned two bachelor degrees in Sociology and Chican@ studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and her Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico and was born and raised in Boyle Heights, CA. As a therapist of color, Natalia is interested in providing therapy that is culturally relevant and compassionate. She recognizes that communities of color have had to develop survival strategies to endure marginalization and historical trauma. Natalia has experience working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. She also has an expertise in working with the LGBTQIA2S community and offers a lively LGBTQIA2S affirming outlook in a safe and caring environment. Her educational & professional backgrounds include extensive trainings in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Therapy, and other evidence-based treatment models. Natalia is a bilingual and bicultural therapist who is able to conduct therapy services in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios de consulta y psicoterapia en espanol tambien.
Carlos Lamadrid , LCSW

Carlos Lamadrid , LCSW

Carlos Lamadrid (Yaqui/Chiricahua Apache/Mexica) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #72557) with over 14 years of clinical experience. He’s been working with youth and families since 1999, including within the substance abuse field since 2004. In 2010 he completed a Masters in Social Work at the California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB). Carlos is most proud of being able to reconnect to his Native American and Indigenous ancestry, today he follows a cultural way of life and the traditional teachings of the medicine wheel under the guidance of his elders. Through this process Carlos has found a greater purpose in his life which has inspired and motivated him to establish a healthy foundation for his family and helping others. Carlos is a White Bison facilitator of the Medicine Wheel, 12 steps, and the Mending Broken Hearts: Native American Grief Recovery Workshop. Most recently he’s been providing community outreach, consultation, and engagement for increasing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic inclusiveness in behavioral health.