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Cassie Gammon

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Cassie Gammon

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Client Focus

  • Adults 18-64
  • Adults 65+

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance accepted

Aetna Insurance
Tricare East Insurance
Amerihealth Insurance
Medicare Insurance
Horizon BCBS Insurance
Optum Health Insurance
Cigna Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance

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Cassie Gammon

About Me

Hello! I’m Cassie. I’m a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in mental health for around ten years, the last three and change specifically as a therapist. My journey thus far has taken me through many different treatment settings and with people from all walks of life and all sorts of struggles. My goal is not to “fix” people but help them lead the lives that they wish to—whatever form that takes. I have seen and experienced myself how anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and any host of negative voices can tell us that we can’t do something or have to live a certain way. I want to help people to recognize their power and to make their own choices. I strive to help my client to go from surviving to living.


FAQs

This is kind of like picking a favorite child. Breakthroughs are essentially manifestations of all of the work and perseverance that a client puts into this process. There is little that compares to being able to watch them see a tangible fruit of their labor. Most of the time these breakthroughs happen when you aren’t expecting. One in particular happened when I announced to a client that I would be moving out of state in about six months and that I would need to know if she was wanting to continue with a different counselor after I left, or if she wanted to terminate services before then. This person had spent the first six months we worked together starting session with “I don’t know why I’m still coming here. Therapy can’t help. This is a waste of time.”. I was betting she wouldn’t want to be transferred though she had long since stopped telling me therapy was useless. She surprised me instead. She listed things that she didn’t realize until after she started working with me and identified goals that she wanted to continue to work on which would require that she transfer to a new clinician. I will always remember them and this experience as reinforcing the idea of not taking away people’s options and giving them room to surprise you.

I am not here to tell you what to do or what’s wrong with you. I can offer a new perspective and new skills to empower you, but the hard work is yours. I am a firm believer in you being an expert on you and that you should be the decider in your own treatment. I am merely a guide. Within this framework, I have a fair amount of focus on how our thoughts, feelings, and actions intersect and how our history and environment impact this. We go where we need to go and where you want to go. Therapy with me is collaborative and you should be ready for that.

Lots and lots of questions. To be fair, expect a lot of questions later on too, but I have the most that first session. Every person is unique with their own background, expectations, desires, and concerns. This is a collaborative process and we can’t do that unless we know a little of each other first. Then we get down to the nitty gritty of what you want out of this process and together we will decide how to get you there.

I’m a giant nerd. I have loved psychology and the brain from a young age. My own personal experience of mental health and how it’s impacted my loved ones and myself only intensified this. I do genuinely like to and gain fulfillment by helping others. I count myself as extremely lucky that there is a profession that marries these interests and honored and humbled that there are people willing to let me be a part of their journeys.

Highlights

    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    Some laughs, some crying, and ultimately I hope a better understanding of yourself and others. I truly believe that knowledge is power and knowledge of ourselves and how things impact us helps us recognize our own agency and ability so we can live within our own values. My hope for all of my clients is that they can be in a hard situation but feel secure that they have the skills and support to handle it.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    I use a mixture of techniques and approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I have specific training in and frequently utilize EMDR which is specific to addressing trauma. Therapy is not one size fits all and I am much more concerned with finding something that is beneficial to you than adhering to strict frameworks of a theoretical model without allowing for any wiggle room. That being said, it is important to me as a therapist that all of the interventions and strategies I use are evidence based practices that have been studied for reliability and efficacy.

    Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

    I pride myself on creating a nurturing space for my clients to be in. Sometimes as a reprieve from stressors or as an opportunity to experiment and address things that they otherwise would to feel able to. While I am comfortable and experienced in working with a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting concerns, I have a slight bias towards working with individuals to recover from the effects of trauma. I consider myself an ally and advocate for the LGTBQ+ community. I have also worked with specifically veterans and first responders—which include anything from nurses, correctional officers, teachers, and other professionals.

Specialities

  • Academic
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit
  • Bipolar
  • Career
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Grief / Loss
  • Health
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life Adjustments
  • Medical
  • Medication Management
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychiatry
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma (PTSD)

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