Meet the Indigenous Circle of Wellness Team

Our Wellness Providers

Kylee Jones, LCSW

Kylee Jones, LCSW

Clinical Director | Licensed Psychotherapist
Kylee Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #110243) who earned her Masters of Social work from Our Lady of the Lake University. She was born and raised in Riverside, California and has worked in the urban Native community within the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties for over 10 years. In addition to working with the Native community, she has worked with low income individuals in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties offering services during acute hospitalization, court-mandated psychoeducation courses, treatment and services within the residential rehabilitation setting, and short-term counseling. Being of mixed race, Kylee understands the feelings of not belonging, questioning one’s identity, and the work of forging one’s own path. Kylee holds a passion for advocacy and representation. Her heartwork focuses on intergenerational trauma, life transitions, identity development, self-esteem development, anxiety and depression. Healing the past for the success of the future is one of Kylee’s guiding passions. Kylee provides therapy for adults, couples, and families. She uses client-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, EMDR and other evidence-based treatment models. Kylee also offers wellness circles, training and workshops on ICOW’s Indigenous Approach to Mental Wellness, Intergenerational Trauma, Community Resiliency Model and Mental Health.
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Robyn Gomez, LCSW

Robyn Gomez, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist
Robyn Gomez (Licensed Clinical Social Worker 96526) is a Huichol-Xicana born and raised on Tongva and Tataviam lands, known today as the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Attended Los Angeles Mission College, Cal-State Northridge, and received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. She utilizes strengths-based approaches, clinical interventions, and ZERO TO FIVE core knowledge skills to engage families and the community through holistic approaches, ancestral healing, and social justice advocacy. Robyn is a graduate of the University of California Davis Continuing & Professional Education, Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Program and the Reflective Supervision Academy. She is certified in the following evidence-based practice modalities: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) ages 3yrs and up with a specialty in grief and loss, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Positive Indian Parenting (PIP), and NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Scale observable behaviors that describe caregiver/parent child interaction. Robyn believes in the power of relationships, increasing the parent-child dyad, and facilitating to find one’s inner healing towards growth. She has years of experience utilizing therapeutic interventions such as Reflective practice, Motivational Interviewing, and Problem-Solving. Robyn is a bilingual therapist able to provide services in Spanish.
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Susan Lowe, LMFT, PMH-C

Susan Lowe, LMFT, PMH-C

Licensed Psychotherapist
Susan Lowe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT (Lic# 113352) and holds a Perinatal Mental Health certification (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the School of Cultural and Family Psychology at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. Susan has been deeply involved in the Native community for over 9 years, serving as clinical supervisor, therapist, parent educator, and child abuse prevention program coordinator. Originally from the East Coast, Susan's roots lie in New York and New Jersey. However, her family heritage is richly intertwined with African American, Cherokee, and Creek lineage from South Carolina, where she spent her summers as a youth, bringing a unique depth to her understanding of cultural identity and history. Susan uses integrative modalities to address trauma effectively. Susan works from a strength-based model. She uses client-centered, motivational interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused, and other evidence-based treatment models. She provides therapy for youth and adults. Susan is specially trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), grief, and loss, which are significant mental health concerns that can arise during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. These disorders are more common than most people realize, affecting about 1 in 5 pregnant women and new mothers. It is important to note that PMADs can also impact the non-child-bearing parent, reflecting the broad nature of these mental health challenges. Susan is a speaker and trainer. Her expertise covers a wide range of topics, including mental health during and after pregnancy, understanding cultural differences, and addressing the impact of historical trauma. Her approach to mental health care is centered around respecting and understanding diverse cultures and backgrounds.
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Our Leadership

Monique Castro, LMFT

Monique Castro, LMFT

Founder & CEO | Licensed Psychotherapist
Monique Castro is a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and Xicana, born, raised, and currently lives on Tongva lands (Los Angeles, CA). She is a mother, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic# 104427), private practice owner, certified professional coach, consultant, facilitator, and advocate with over 16 years of professional experience in health, wellness, community organizing, and education. Her clinical work is approached with centering an Indigenous worldview and core values. She is a collaborative and relational therapist who also utilizes Relational Gestalt, Solution Focused, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, EMDR, and other humanistic and holistic therapy models to support treatment goals. Monique earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU).
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Bridget Garcia Vera, M.A.

Bridget Garcia Vera, M.A.

Director of Operations
Bridget Garcia Vera (Latinx and Chicanx) was born in Veracruz, Mexico and was raised in Tongva Land (LA). Being dacamented, she has been able to continuously advocate and fight for her community and for undocumented folks by volunteering in various local organizations within Los Angeles. Bridget's parents have taught her that in life nothing comes easy and working hard towards one's goals comes with dedication and passion. Being instilled with this mindset, she pursued her education by attending East Los Angeles College where she obtained two associate degrees in Chicana/o Studies and Psychology. Transferring to Cal State LA, she was able to complete her bachelor's degree in Mexican American Studies in 2018. She immediately pursued her masters degree in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, graduating in 2020. She now serves as our Director of Operations here at Indigenous Circle of Wellness, where she is able to service the Native community of Los Angeles.
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Our Administrative Staff

Yesenia Morales

Yesenia Morales

Administrative Assistant
Yesenia Morales, a proud Mexicana born in Jalisco, Mexico, and raised in Tongva Land (Los Angeles), has dedicated over five years to serving the local community. Her impactful contributions span various educational institutions, particularly focusing on early childhood Head Start programs. Currently pursuing a career in child development at Cerritos College, Yesenia also serves as an Administrative Assistant for the Indigenous Circle of Wellness. With extensive experience in customer service, she exemplifies her commitment to inclusive mental health services, embodying a passion for community empowerment and positive change.
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