Cassandra M. Smith


Cassandra is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LCMHC). She graduated with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental health concerns.

Cassandra’s clinical background includes serving those experiencing life transition concerns; serving women, children, and families affected by domestic violence; and service to those experiencing problems on a number of mental health disorder spectrums. She has worked with bipolar and related disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and stressor related disorders, disruptive-impulse control and conduct disorders, dissociative disorder, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

While Cassandra has experience working with many areas of mental health, her passions include working with those experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. Cassandra earned certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute in Atlanta, GA in 2015 and serves those who have experienced losses whether by the death of a loved one or a myriad of other losses such as loss of trust, loss of employment, loss of health, of hopes, dreams and expectations, etc. Cassandra also has a heart and passion for providing spiritual counseling for those who desire to live a life based on Christian principles.

Presently, Cassandra works with adults, using a person centered and holistic approach, meeting each person where they are and collaboratively developing plans of care that address each individual’s specific needs. She believes that every aspect of a person’s life can be affected by their mental health. Cassandra not only addresses the surface (symptoms) that lead client’s to seek help but she also guides and supports clients as they navigate through identifying, exploring, challenging, and when needed, revising the core of what drives those symptoms. Her therapeutic approach draws from theories which include but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach.

E.J. Hanks MA, LMFT