Christian Castano, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC, joined our team at Turning Point in 2014 as an Operations Technician. He was quickly promoted to an Outpatient Counselor position, with his credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC) highly recommending him for the position. After transitioning to the admissions department, Christian was promoted to Director of Admissions in 2017.
Prior to his tenure at Turning Point, Christian had experience working with outpatient rehab groups and individual rehab patients as a counselor. As a facilitator of male-focused meetings, he gained specific insights into the needs of this population. We are lucky to have this specific expertise to bolster our programs. Before pivoting his focus to addiction medicine, Christian worked with traumatized children who were victimized by domestic violence. His experiences with abused children inform his approach to dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder treatment.
Christian received a BA in Psychology from New Jersey City University and an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.