Cassie Ekstrom Baltimore Therapist


Cassie Ekstrom, MSW, LCSW-C

Licensed Social Worker,

Baltimore, MD

MD #21285


Therapy can be a challenging process, which is why I aim to create a calm and welcoming  environment for each and every client, whether that is with clients in individual therapy, couples counseling or group therapy.


Therapy Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum Depression, Addiction, Relationships, Life and Career Changes, Older Adults, LGBTQ concerns, Trauma

I believe that the most important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship.  We will build this relationship as I get to know you, your social environment, your strengths, and your goals. You will get to know me as well, as we walk through this journey together. 


As a clinical social worker my overall approach to therapy is personalized, strengths-based, and trauma-informed.  I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. You are the only one who knows your truest self, but I can help you find parts that you may have lost along the way.  Therapy is about finding yourself and living your best life.

I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy working with Spanish-speaking clients. Having the ability to speak in your first language, or the one most comfortable to you, allows increased freedom to express yourself and your needs.  This is one of the ways I bring cultural humility to my practice, along with letting you lead the way in telling your cultural story. 

I see clients 15 years old and up.

Clients describe Cassie as smart, direct, grounded, and calm.

Cassie’s past work experiences include:

  • Behavioral Health Therapist at Health Care for the Homeless where she provided individual therapy and facilitated addictions and mental health groups in both English and Spanish

  • Addictions Counselor at the Addiction Center of Broome County where she facilitated group and individual session for clients with co-occurring disorders

Cassie's post-graduate training experiences include:

  • Post-graduate supervision and training in working with gender diverse and gender fluid clients, and the gender affirmation process for transgender clients

  • Certification in Level I Trauma Program from the Ferentz Institute

  • Level 1 Couples Counselor through the Gottman Institute 

Gottman Approved Member

Educational Background



B. A., Kings College
(Spanish and Sociology)


M.A., New York University
(Social Work)



Other Practitioners


Erin Spahr, M.S.

LCPC, LICENSED Counselor in Baltimore, MD

Erin works with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and challenging life transitions. She focuses on cultivating self-awareness and self-compassion in order to resolve internal conflicts and develop more satisfying relationships. She helps clients get to the source of their concerns in order to make lasting changes.


Zak Fusciello, M.S.

LCPC, Licensed Counselor IN Baltimore, mD

Zak enjoys working with individuals and couples coming to him with relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, sexuality concerns, substance misuse, lack of motivation, and stalled creativity. His clients have described him as an attuned counselor who can’t be shocked – and he knows when to use humor to help get a point across.