I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed in Wisconsin, with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and 16 years working in the field of behavioral health. I have worked with clients, between the ages of 11-82, on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, self-injury, grief and more. I have also helped many people who have been impacted by trauma.
My therapy style is collaborative, warm and nonjudgmental. I believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness and considering the whole person - spiritual, physical and emotional. In addition to my professional education, I have had extra training in dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I am also a registered yoga teacher and concepts from yoga can be integrated into our work if you would like.
I would welcome the opportunity to walk along side you in your journey of personal growth and I commend you for having the courage and wisdom to take the first step by reaching out for help.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LCSW 8560-123
Cassandra has been nothing short of amazing. She is extremely attentive and listens, while offering very helpful advice. I have always felt very comfortable talking to her about any and every thing, and she is very reassuring. 100/10, I highly recommend her!
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Cassandra has been so helpful and supportive in my therapy journey. She listened and offers attainable suggestions for my concerns.
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues
Cassandra has been wonderful! She is easy to talk to and very professional.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
Cassandra was amazing to work with. I came into therapy over four months ago really struggling with decades old trauma from childhood that had been impacting my life for a long time. She gave me such great care and compassion and was such a safe person for me to heal with. The tools, exercises and information she used in her work with me have been life changing. I highly recommend Cassandra as she is tops at her profession and is so good at what she does to give hope and a path forward to a better and more fulfilling life.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Cassandra Abel is a very caring and compassionate person. She listens to what I have to say, gives me suggestions on how to deal with certain issues, and seems to understand what I am going through. I am thankful I have her as my therapist.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues
I don't really know how to begin this, but Cassandra helped me out so much. I came to her after losing a friend to suicide. She helped me find ways to grieve in healthy ways, and understand why I was feeling certain feelings. She also helped me connect with my inner emotions on how to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and even how manage unfortunate events with family. Cassandra is not only a great listener, but active helper. I can't thank Cassandra enough for helping me through my grieving journey.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief