Casandra Di Benedetto, MSW, RSW
Casandra is a Registered Social Worker with her Master of Social Work degree from Dalhousie University. She received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Waterloo and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Casandra will mainly be working with youth and children at Calming Tree and she is passionate about providing a warm, empathic, and safe space for her clients to explore their challenges and share their concerns.
Casandra has years of experience working with children and families during which time her focus has been on providing trauma-informed care and interventions. In addition, Casandra has also worked as an adult crisis clinician providing risk assessments and helping to develop safety plans for clients. Casandra’s practical experience with trauma combined with her academic knowledge greatly contributes to her ability to effectively support clients through a variety of presenting challenges.
Casandra employs a client-centered, practical and play-based approach to counselling with children. Her therapeutic interventions include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and trauma-focused CBT. Casandra’s availability for appointments will vary including options for weekday, evening and Saturdays appointments.