Hello. My name is Cassandra Sams (please call me Sandy), and I have over 20 years of experience working as a counselor. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Specialist in Education degree in traumatology. I have spent 2 years working in a Children's Advocacy Center in Central Florida, as well as 7 years working in an adolescent treatment facility in the same area. I love working with children and adolescents. I am always impressed with their resiliency and their ingenuity in coping with life's difficulties. However, I also enjoy working with adults who are in the midst of mid-life changes as they are often on the same journey of self-discovery as adolescents.
My approach when working with adolescents is to first acquire a comprehensive background assessment from the parents and to continue this conversation with families every 4th or 5th session or as the parent desires. Safety concerns are reviewed with parents and they are encouraged to be present in the home at the time of the telehealth session. With adolescents, I enjoy using art therapy to assist them in opening up and sharing information about themselves and their challenges. They are encouraged to find a place within the home where they feel safe and where they feel they can have some privacy with which they are comfortable. Discussions of privacy are discussed with both parents and the child.
From my perspective, my role is to be a facilitator to helping the adolescent navigate the life challenges that are presented to them in a responsible way and to encourage open communication with their family about these challenges. My hope is that adolescents will leave sessions with me feeling heard and understood and that they may have some alternative suggestions to consider regarding the obstacles they may have in their lives.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Family Problems , Midlife Crisis , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LPC #LPC004158 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LMHC #MH8571 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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Sandy has been very helpful and helping me resolve my issues. She is very nice, respectful and funny. Sometimes, she makes me laugh out loud. And that is definitely something I need. I highly recommend Sandy for anyone