Dr. Rhina Lovo Castelar, Ph.D.

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I am a Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience in Private Practice. I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety (social anxiety, phobia, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, performance anxiety). During the Covid pandemic, I offer Tele-psychotherapy services to PR and MA residents. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Education & Experience

I have 10 years of experience as a School Psychologist addressing developmental and learning problems as well as social and emotional issues in children and adolescents. I served as the President of the School Psychology Association (2019-2020) Also, I am a Primary Care Psychologist for Diabetes type 1 and 2 patients at the Pediatric Diabetes Foundation of Puerto Rico.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Psychological First Aid (Puerto Rico, 2017, 2018, 2020). HIV patients (El Salvador, 2001)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


no insurances