Staying in Your Lane: When Parent and Child Both Find Recovery

Wednesday, February 24th 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This series aims to guide participants to engage with the topic of staying in your own lane, detaching with love, and identify how core processes and life experience contribute to self identification. We will use a visual medium, the film, “Beautiful Boy,” as a different way to invite folks to relate and respond to the storytelling, and spotlight specific instances or situations that may be recognizable in their own lives. Melinda wants to empower families in recovery to curiously explore the road to how they got to where they are now, in order to identify a healthy way to get to where they want to go, why, and steps to do so.

A two-part series, 1hour and 15-minute virtual event:

  • Part One – Informational on February 24th, 12-1:15PM
  • Part Two – Panel Discussion on March 3rd, 12-1:15PM

Meet the Presenter

Melinda Castro, MA - Family Therapist Caron’s Grand View Program

Melinda Castro is a family therapist for the Grand View Program at Caron Pennsylvania. In her role, she works with patients and families to better understand their family system and improve their communications and relationships.

By opening up the space they need to better understand themselves and their relationships, she helps them gain insight into how they can improve those relationships and the family system overall. Seeing those “aha” discovery moments occur and the changes that take place as a result is what she loves most about her job.

Melinda began working at Caron in 2019 and brings more than 19 years of therapy experience to her role. Before coming to Caron, she has served families, couples, individuals and children in a variety of roles, including director of program administration at a children’s group home. Some of her work included family restructuring in families’ homes and community and residential programs. In addition, she has experience in program development, leadership development and business development. She earned her master’s degree in marital and family therapy from Kutztown University

For more information on this event, please contact Anya Whalen at or 202.412.5681

This event is sponsored through the generosity of Jay and Lauren Springer.