Cassandra Heideman, MA, LPC-IT, SAC – Church Health Services, Inc.
Cassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor- In Training and a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling from Lakeland University. Prior to starting her counseling career, she worked with adult clients working through addiction as well as she was a case manager for children and youth at a residential treatment center, group home, and through the CCS program.
Cassandra has experience working with adults, children, youth, and teenagers who are faced with challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, behavioral challenges, self-esteem, conduct challenges, suicidal ideations and self-harm behavior, addictions, and co-occurring challenges.
Cassandra uses solution-focused, strengths based, person-centered approaches as well as a trauma-informed lens while working with clients. Her main theoretical approaches used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy to help clients move from where they are to the place they want to be.
“In my world, there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.” Janet Lansb