Most people face challenges in their life and I believe sharing those difficulties with a qualified person can be one of the best ways to overcome any obstacle. Whether the challenge is big or small, mental health therapy can help you find the answers you seek. Often, people just need to be heard and validated for their emotions or they want a sounding board off which to bounce possible decisions. Some might not want to share their thoughts and emotions with another person in their life for fear of being judged. Others may be dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, addiction or PTSD. Whatever your reasons are for seeking therapy, I would like to walk with you on your journey to better mental and emotional health.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, which means you have the power to find solutions that work best for you. You can expect me to listen and empower you to promote healing and change without judgement. Through a solution-focused lens, we will discover and use your strengths to accomplish your goals. In addition, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) so that we can discover the relationships between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these are contributing to any challenges you are facing today. My goal is to encourage you to become the best version of yourself in a judgment-free environment.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan, I have loved working in both inpatient and outpatient settings over the past ten years.
On a personal note, I am a small business owner and clients from my Authentic Living Counseling practice will also use this platform. I am passionate about helping people overcome mental health and addiction issues by assisting them in achieving their personal goals. I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401013331
I’ve been talking with Cassandra for over a year now and she’s the absolute best! I can tell her anything without feeling judged, and she always has the best strategies for my anxiety! Highly recommend her!
Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Cassandra has been very helpful.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 9 months
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Cassandra offers me support and guidance. She is patient and encouraging.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue
Cassandra has been a major help for me over the last few months. She has patienciantly assisted me in realizing and overcoming several major mental road blocks. She is very professional and caring. Would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
I feel that my concerns are considered and understood. I feel valued as a person.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue