Dr. Reuben Mikhael Castagno


Our private practice and academic research interests are in the areas of mental health counseling & psychotherapy, architectural psychology, brain injury treatment, clinical psychology & relational psychoanalysis, education, and cultural studies. Currently, Dr. Reuben M. C. & Associates, and Professional Members promote career development, interdisciplinary explorations of human experience, and cultural competence and its importance in designing and administering interventions, mental health assessments, and promoting overall wellness.

Approved by New York State Education Department & State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as a Mental Health Counseling Continuing Education Provider #MHC-0038. We offer Affordable CECs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors & Psycho-Educational Seminars on various topics: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Anger Management, Anxiety and Depression, Mood Disorders, etc. Seminars are provided in two formats: individually or in a group (*Individually, the person can start at any time). More details at  https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/235803

Continuing Education Courses & Professional Coaching: NYS Education Department requires full attendance in order to receive Certificate of Participation. Click on the following link for more details: https://sites.google.com/site/ibpcec/home

Dr. Reuben Mikhael Castagno received a Baccalaureate Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Hunter College, City University of New York and received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Developmental Psychology and Cultural Studies from Columbia University, Teachers College. Member American Psychological Association: Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) & Psychoanalysis (Division 39), Senior Research Fellow: Film & Education Research Academy (FERA) Columbia University, Teachers College, and currently Clinical Studies with Dr. Lew Aron, Director of Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at New York University

Latest Research & Publication:

The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices 


Wellness Alliance Foundation, Founder & President

Promoting and supporting the mental, physical and economic well-being of migrant farmworkers and their families, unemployed and low-income individuals regardless of race, culture or ethnic background, religious or political beliefs, gender and/or sexual orientation. https://sites.google.com/view/wellness-alliance-foundation

Credentials & Professional Affiliations
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York (License #003008)
Certified Bilingual School Psychologist, New York (Certificate #295464)
Nursery, Kindergarten & Grades 1-6, New York (Certificate #632300052)
American Psychological Association, Member (Since 1995)
Society of Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalysis: Member (Divisions of the American Psychological Association)
Former Research Fellow, Film and Education Research Academy (FERA) Columbia University, Teachers College 
                         Clinical Studies with Dr. Lew Aron, Director of Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at New York University
Medical Reserve Corps, New York City
Former Academic Researcher, Professor, & Program Chair: City University of New York, Bank Street College, Adelphi University, Touro College (New York),
& First Academic Dean, Guttman Community College (CUNY)