The most important part of this journey is the relationship we build in therapy.
Trauma, anxiety, life adjustments and change, grief/grieving, identity development, child and family issues, and improving communication
In therapy, you are the driver. I will assist you with the proper tools and guidance to steer you towards desired change and happiness.
I use a strengths-based perspective informed by evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. With couples, I use the Gottman Approach, a scientifically-supported approach to helping couples communicate more effectively, manage conflict, and regain trust. These approaches, along with a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship, will help you explore what is missing or what was lost in your life’s journey and relationships.
I enjoy working with individuals and families of many different cultural backgrounds, ages, sexual identities, and challenges. Together we will explore, learn, and process what works best for you.
I welcome clients in individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy.
My past experience includes:
Therapist, Advanced Behavioral Health, LLC
Social Worker, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center
Social Worker, Progressive Life Center, LLC
B. S., Southern Connecticut State Univ
M.S.W., Howard University
Cassandra Ekstrom, LCSW-C
LICENSED social worker
Cassie works with Baltimore Therapy Group clients in individual therapy, couples and marriage counseling and group therapy to help clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life and career changes, addictions of various types, and relationship challenges. Her clients have noted that she is smart, direct, and skilled at creating an environment where they can be vulnerable and grow.
David Essien, PsyD
David works with individual clients at Baltimore Therapy Group who are struggling with a variety of issues. Whether anxiety, men’s issues, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, or other hardships in life, he assists clients in coping with, rising above, and overcoming distressing circumstances. With David, clients experience an open environment where they can express themselves authentically.