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Cassandra Merklinghaus, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Specializing in Trauma, CSAT Candidate, Autism, LGBTQI+

Are you an overwhelmed teen or adult bothered by intrusive thoughts, behaviors and feelings? Do you want to live a happy, fulfilled life instead of just getting through each day?

Cassandra wants to show you strategies that you can use every day to overcome daily stressors. Using evidence-based, science-supported techniques, she will give you the tools you need to make lasting change. Cassandra’s goal is to introduce you to actionable skills so that you can quickly tap the tools you need on the fly to avoid emotional meltdowns and live your best life.

As a professional helper, Cassandra will be by your side to help you uncover your inner strengths and pinpoint the solutions to best solve problem situations. She believes the solutions are already within you and will work by your side to find an effective solution that is customized to your particular struggles. 

Whether your issues are with relationships — family, marriage, parenting, love — or professional — work, education, promotions — Cassandra will help you develop the skills you need to improve your overall sense of well-being and workplace effectiveness. She uses a blend of therapeutic approaches that are personalized to your specific needs, including CBT, psychodynamic and person-centered therapy, Gestalt, and more.

Cassandra has experience with children, families, couples, adolescents and adults and specializes in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) as well as overcoming trauma of all kinds. She treats anxiety, depression and mood disorders and in resolving issues of childhood-behavioral problems, trauma and developmental delay. Cassandra is currently a candidate for her CSAT in which she has helped people with sex addiction and pornography addiction. She also specializes in working individuals who are diagnosed with neurodivergent diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together she can drill-down to reach your experiences, thoughts and feelings to discover solutions for a healthier and well-balanced outlook and future.