More About Cassi
"Every woman who heals herself helps heal all women who came before her and all those who come after her,"
- Christiane Northrup
First, I would like you to know that becoming a therapist has been quite the journey! I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to be a therapist – becoming a therapist has been years and years in the making, long before I knew it's what I was going to do for a career.
I have experienced my personal share of struggles and emotional wounding. I have also experienced deep and profound healing.
Therapy helps you overcome hardships, break free from negative patterns, and heal on a deep, soulful level. It also helps you reconnect with your true Self - the Self that wants to re-emerge so that you can live the life you love and be free from the inner blocks that have held you down.
Who I Work With
I am passionate about working with adults who are ready for real growth and lasting change for their mind, body, and soul! My specialties include body-image struggles, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. I want you to know it's never too late to heal and grow. Through deep self-exploration that incorporates evidence-based treatment approaches along with a healthy dose of intuitive work, you can become empowered, confident, joyful, and connected with your true Self.
Areas of focus:
- body image/body shame
- trauma (including PTSD and negative childhood experiences)
- anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety, and general anxiety)
- relationship issues
- life transitions (life stressors)
Everyone is unique, so my approach is always tailored to meet your needs - meaning this is not cookie-cutter therapy. This is mind, body, and soul work! My approach is holistic because we will look at all aspects of your life, relationships, and experiences. My view of mental and emotional well-being incorporates Internal Family Systems, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), experiential, somatic, and Depth perspectives. And, I support a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective.
Therapy can be immensely helpful in healing what feels broken and overcoming what is keeping you stuck. Lasting change, healing, and growth truly are possible and I would be honored to work with you toward your goals of a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
Read more about what to expect during therapy here.
Education & Background
I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Regis University located in Denver, Colorado. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and I am trained in EMDR therapy. Additionally, I am a HAES advocate and I support body diversity.
I have worked with a variety of clients, including adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I've trained in working with grief through a hospice setting. I have also worked with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders through my internship experience in graduate school.
I am a life-long learner with a deep passion for personal and spiritual growth. I enjoy making art, reading, writing, exploring nature, cuddling my two large pups, and spending time with my spouse, family, and friends.
I was born and raised in Colorado and I love calling Colorado my home. I love the mountains and being surrounded by the natural beauty Colorado has to offer. I also love water so I travel to places, as often as I can, where the water can replenish my spirit.
Family is important to me, friends are important to me, and authenticity is important to me! I strive to be my authentic, genuine self with others and surround my self with people I truly connect with. I love live music, good food, and exploring new places. And, I also love staying home, curling up on the couch with a good book and some hot coffee or tea, or watching movies.
I have found more peace and acceptance in my own skin as I continue to learn to unapologetically embrace the real me. Finding my own sense of spirituality has been a long and ongoing journey, but it has been invaluable to my own healing process and my personal growth. I believe strongly in the power of forgiveness and welcome it as part of my life-long practice.
All in all, I am an authentic, imperfect, human being who loves to help people learn to love themselves and expand their lives!