Cassie is a Master's level intern pursuing her Master's of Social Work with a clinical concentration online through Campbellsville University.
Cassie is a native of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, where she was first introduced to the field of social work when she became a coach at a residential treatment center called Calo Teens. Calo is nationally recognized for their work treating kids overcoming developmental trauma and attachment challenges, specializing in children who have been adopted. At Calo Cassie became proficient at providing trauma-informed care through a relational (non-behavioral) model.
After spending three years at Calo, Cassie took a year to travel with the World Race and visited 11 countries in 11 months. Cassie chose this trip to visit countries where children she had worked with had been adopted from. She had the opportunity to visit several orphanages, foster homes, and hospitals that were providing services to disadvantaged children in these countries.
Upon returning to the United States, Cassie worked with young adults and animal-assisted therapy with golden retrievers. She facilitated transferable attachment through a canine foster to adoption program at Calo Young Adults in Winchester, VA. Most recently she worked at a girl's therapeutic boarding school in Flat Rock called Lake House Academy where she completed her previous internship and gained skills in Theraplay.
Cassie is a travel enthusiast with 46 states and 40 countries under her belt. On weekends she can be found exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, rivers, and lakes. Cassie is excited to complete her internship with ACAPS and experience a different side of therapeutic services for outpatient clients in the Asheville community.