Cassandra Greenwald

LSW

Cassandra Greenwald, LSW

she/her/hers

About Cassandra

Cassandra is a warm, supportive social worker who practices compassion inside and outside the therapy room. A self-identified queer therapist, she is dedicated to creating a safe, nonjudgmental, affirming therapeutic environment for her clients. 

 

Cassandra offers her clients a chance to explore the foundational elements of self-compassion--self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness practices--in order to heal and grow. She meets her clients where they are and empowers them to draw on their inner wisdom as they go forward on their healing journey. Using a collaborative style, Cassandra helps her clients examine their thoughts as well as the feelings and beliefs behind them to help overcome their challenges and live as their authentic selves.

 

She works with clients who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, chronic illness, and challenges with alcohol and substance use to help them find belonging and balance. In a culture of selfies and compare despair, Cassandra invites clients to come to therapy if they are managing feelings of being an outsider or other because of their race/cultural background, abilities, neurodiversity, relationships within their family of origin or chosen family, and LGBTQ+ identity. She honors the rich meaning and experiences that clients bring to their communities with gender, sexual, and relationship diversity.

 

Cassandra is dedicated to supporting her clients by upholding the key values of social work, including social justice, dignity and worth of every person, and the importance of human relationships, especially the relationship created together by the client and therapist. She encourages her clients to discover new ways of meaning-making and healing in their lives during and after sessions, such as making art and engaging in other forms of creative expression. 

 

Cassandra is a licensed social worker (LSW) and has a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She received extensive training and completed clinical work in intellectual and developmental disabilities, alcohol and substance use disorders, rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT), and trauma-responsive care, including PTSD and complex and developmental trauma.

 

Cassandra would love to connect with you to talk about how she might join with you as you seek to heal, grow, and live authentically in line with what’s meaningful and valuable to you. Please email or call Cassandra if you’d like to learn more about working with her.

 

Contact

847.529.8300 x 139

cassandra@skylightcounselingcenter.com