Cassie Matsuzaki, MA, LMHC
In 2009 Cassandra (Cassie) Matsuzaki graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Washington University. Upon completion of her degree she worked in community mental health for over seven years. She has experience in addressing issues ranging from behavioral issues to family relational issues and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, and trauma. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has over six years of experience working specifically with children, adolescents, and their families. She especially enjoys working with adolescents and young adults, addressing the unique needs of this age group.
She views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership in which she works together to address identified concerns. She believes that this relationship is the most essential factor in the healing, change, and growth process. Because of this belief, She works to create a warm atmosphere in which people feel safe to share about themselves and their lives.
Cassie employs a person centered approach in therapy, letting the needs of the individual or family drive the therapeutic process. She often uses directive and non-directive techniques as needed to promote positive change and growth. Cassie values using different mediums to promote healing and growth, including art, play, and other expressive techniques. She utilizes evidence based practices including CBT, DBT skills, MI, and BSFT as appropriate during treatment. Cassie is trained in using TF-CBT and have successfully used this modality to address trauma and trauma related concerns.