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About Cassandra

About Cassandra

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." -Joseph Campbell

While I am a therapist and healer by profession, I am also a regular person on their own vested journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth. I grew up in Idaho where my early memories are of rock hunting along the rivers, building forts in fields, and exploring the natural world in general for meaning and connection. As a young girl and adolescent I was always keenly aware that there were many things left unsaid, hidden, and not fully felt that resulted myself and my loved ones suffering and isolation. I see my dedication to the work of healing, integration, and expansion in my own life as a necessity to guiding and walking along side those courageous souls willing to step into their own truth. The opportunity to be witness to the depths of the human experience is nothing short of a sacred gift to me and something I hold with the humility and deep respect. 

My Therapeutic Approach

I would describe my approach to helping people heal as integrative, experiential, strength-based, relational and client led. While I have formalized training in clinical therapeutic approaches to therapy, experience has taught me that true healing comes about by connecting people to their own inner healer and identifying inherent resources while also identifying the blocks to this wisdom. I assist clients in accessing this inner healer through an array of modalities that develop and strengthen integrating the individual through body, mind, spirit, and relationship. This means that I do not prioritize cognitive talk therapy approaches as is typically associated with therapy. 

Education & Licensure

Master of Education in Human Sexuality

Widener University - Chester, PA

Master of Social Work

Widener University - Chester, PA

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology

Boise State University - Boise, ID

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Arizona LCSW-17504

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Oregon

Licensed Clinical Social Work - Idaho LCSW-38617

Specialized Training

Relationship Reading

Somatic Experiencing Practicioner (SEP)

Somatic Experiencing Training Institute

Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

American Association of Sex Therapists, Educators, and Counselors (AASECT)

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

International Institute for Addiction and Trauma Professionals (IITAP)

EEG Neurofeedback Provider (Trained not certified)

Tremor Release Exercises (TRE) (Trained not certified)

TRE-Tension, Stress, Trauma Release

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Trained not certified)

Personal Transformation Institute

Post Induction Therapy  (PIT)

The Meadows of Wickenburg

yearly Transit Reading

Email Cassandra

Tel: 208.340.0348
Email: CassandraRustvold@gmail.com
500 W. Idaho St. Ste.250
Boise, ID 83702

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