Cassandra Weisman, Social Work Intern

We are living in a complex, challenging, and often disconnected world, so now more than ever I think we need a safe space to heal and grow. I hope to help create that space by building a collaborative, compassionate relationship with each of my clients. I take a holistic therapy approach, so I draw on many tools and theories, including attachment theory, internal family systems, somatic experiencing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and more.

I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families on a wide range of concerns, but I have a particular passion for working with issues related to trauma, divorce, family estrangement, and donor conception.

I am currently completing my MSW at the University of Michigan to become a licensed therapist, and I bring 16 years of experience in the Unitarian Universalist ministry to my work. During my ministry and training, I focused on counseling, teaching, preaching, social justice work, and guiding people through their most important life transitions. Much of my ministry also specifically focused on working with children/adolescents.

In addition to my ministry experience, I have an undergraduate degree in journalism, and I worked in the nonprofit sector.