Creating real change and healing in our lives can be difficult without support. Whether you’re struggling with social anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or simply trying to find the next step on your path, the process of psychotherapy can help you move forward.
I provide a patient, gentle partnership to assist you in delving deeper and discovering what you need. Our work together can help you recognize and break old patterns, examine and heal old wounds, and challenge beliefs and fears that may unconsciously be holding you back from living more fully.
Through my work with expressive arts therapy and as an artist myself, I know from experience that the creative process is a powerful healing and meaning-making tool. Whether you consider yourself an “artist” or not, the process of art-making can tap into a very rich place in all of us, and can provide a powerful, symbolic, visceral understanding that simply talking about our struggles may not reach. I invite my clients to try drawing, painting, writing/journaling, collage, mask work, music, storytelling, role play, and other such forms of creative expression as a way of deepening self-exploration and understanding.
I hold an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in expressive arts therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families around issues of grief and loss, trauma, community violence, substance abuse, and social anxiety. I have worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and strive to embrace cultural competence and respectful humility as a therapist.
I believe in the power of the arts and a gentle, consistent, authentic therapeutic relationship to empower, transform and heal.
Cassandra Clark is Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (#85300) supervised by Armand Volkas MFC(#28789)