Hello! I’m Cassandra. Thank you for connecting! I am an ICEEFT certified EFT therapist and supervisor in training. I always enjoy working and journeying with people. It is my passion to integrate my faith, professional knowledge, skills and life experiences to support people in need of a lift as they face their life challenges. Having been through my own healing journey, I understand that seeking help and talking to a stranger can be difficult and overwhelming. In our time together, our therapeutic relationship is my priority and I am committed to walk alongside you with respect, empathy, compassion, and warmth so that you can feel safe to explore your issues as we work towards your goals.
Believing human beings are wired for connection, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as my primary modality to individual, couple, and family therapy. EFT is an attachment and evidence-based therapy that integrates a humanistic, experiential approach to restructuring emotional experiences in terms of human functioning instead of pathology. Through the lens of EFT, I collaborate with you to understand your emotional experiences of your distress, and to restructure those experiences so that you can reconnect to yourself and others to lead a more fulfilling life and to pursue healthier relationships. In my sessions, you will be respected and supported to make meaningful changes according to your pace. I also draw on Family System Theory, Somatic Attachment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Focusing, Mindfulness, and trauma-inform approaches to meet your treatment needs. I offer counselling in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Personally, I’m a mother of two bright young men whom I’m so very proud of and forever grateful for. They’ve brought me enormous joy and adventure in motherhood; and they are my best teachers in parenting. My own marriage had gone through a lot of stormy seasons that humbled me as a wife, a mother, a person, and a therapist. Outside of sessions, you will find me enjoying time with family and friends, gardening, listening to music, enjoying movies, or working on home projects. I look forward to journeying with you.