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AMFT #140623

Hi there, my name is Cassandra. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) dedicated to helping individuals, couples, families, and teens develop more meaningful and rewarding relationships with themselves and others. I specialize in the intersection of mental health, trauma, and addiction.

Leveraging insights gained from my personal journey with alcoholism, I recognize addiction as a family disease, affecting each member in distinctive ways. By experiencing my own recovery from codependency and addiction, I bring a unique blend of non-judgmental clinical expertise and lived experience to therapy. This combination allows me to create a safe space where clients can explore their emotions, past burdens, and the barriers preventing them from the future they long for.

Individual Therapy:

Facilitating transformation and growth in individuals grappling with their relationship with substances is a profoundly fulfilling endeavor for me. Whether individuals find themselves in the throes of active addiction or have embarked on a path of recovery, I am committed to providing support through their journey. I am also passionate about assisting those seeking to redefine their connection with loved ones trapped in addictive patterns.

In addition, I offer support to individuals struggling with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, codependency, navigating life transitions, the effects of social media, body dysmorphia, feelings of isolation, and healing from shame. My therapy services extend to addressing numerous other intricate facets of daily living. Drawing upon my diverse professional background, which encompasses extensive experience in residential, outpatient, community, and school-based mental health settings, I can cultivate a comprehensive understanding of my client’s needs.

Couple’s Therapy:

When working with couples, I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)- an evidence-based approach to couple’s therapy. I work with you to create a safe and supportive environment where you can reconnect emotionally, heal past wounds, and build a stronger foundation for your relationship. By focusing on emotions, attachment, and secure connections, EFT offers couples a path toward greater intimacy, satisfaction, and long-term relationship success.

At times, deeply ingrained communication patterns can seem impossible to change. Unresolved betrayal wounds may weaken the bond between partners. Additionally, discrepancies in sexual interest and desire can create fractures that appear irreparable. Rest assured, I am here to help! In therapy, we can explore complex emotions and patterns that challenge couples’ emotional and/or sexual intimacy. With an unwavering commitment to openness, compassion, and clarity, I am dedicated to exploring these challenging aspects alongside you.

Therapy for Teens and Families:

Adolescents hold a special place in my heart, and I am deeply passionate about supporting young individuals who may be facing the risk of developing a substance use disorder. Additionally, I am dedicated to working with adolescents who have a family member navigating the challenges of active addiction or recovery.

I offer guidance and assistance for parents concerned about their teenager’s substance use or the potential risk of a substance use disorder and who feel uncertain about their next steps. Tailoring my services to meet your family’s distinct needs, I offer a diverse range of options. For short-term support, I provide comprehensive assessments, effective case management, and valuable referrals. Additionally, I offer long-term solutions through individual and/or family therapy. As an experienced substance use counselor and case manager, I have gained valuable insights into the intricacies of addiction and its profound impact on individuals and their loved ones across various settings.

Regardless of the individuals I work with or the hurdles they face, I deeply prioritize and cherish each therapeutic relationship. Every emotion and experience is embraced and honored within the therapy space I create: from moments of joy and laughter to tears of sadness, confusion, and even the complexities of love that may elude our current understanding. I aim to empower clients by guiding them to access their inner wisdom and develop trust in their internal compass. Through this process, they can cultivate a stronger sense of autonomy, foster self-discovery, and embark on a journey toward greater personal independence.

If you desire to feel more liberated, I invite you to embark on this journey with me. I offer flexible scheduling options, including weekend and evening availability, to better accommodate clients with busy schedules.

Take the first step towards healing and growth by contacting me today to schedule your free consultation. Together, we’ll navigate challenges and unlock your potential to create the future you envision.

Ready to embark on your healing journey? Reach out via phone or email to schedule your initial consultation at; 415-450-0517 (confidential voicemail available) or you can learn more about me at