Cassandra Currie is a master’s level psychologist who has an extensive background in individual therapy, as well as group counseling, serving a wide range of clients in a variety of settings and contexts, including treatment centers, clinics, and private practice.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive her MS in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Cassandra received certification as a therapist specializing in the treatment of codependency and addictive relationship issues while studying under Pia Mellody at the Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona. Mellody, preeminent authority, lecturer and educator in the fields of addictions and codependency has written several highly acclaimed books, including Facing Codependence, Facing Love.
While living in Taos, New Mexico for several years after graduate school, Cassandra worked as part of a multidisciplinary team for Southwest C.A.R.E. Center, an HIV/AIDS specialty program and clinic providing supportive individual and group counseling to HIV positive individuals in Northern New Mexico. Much of her counseling work there, under the guidance of highly regarded Dr. Trevor Hawkins, emphasized the exploration and resolution of issues pertaining to grief, self-defeating and addictive behaviors, and the development of life-enhancing coping strategies and skills.
Cassandra gained a deep knowledge and understanding through her work in such an intense realm of the health field regarding the undeniable role prevention and maintenance play in terms of supporting optimal health and wellness. Witnessing the healing benefits of a holistic approach (which focused upon addressing every aspect of a person’s well-being) to major physical ailments and emotional pain, Cassandra developed a renewed respect and interest in alternative ways of health and healing. She began expanding upon her more traditional counseling training and skills by incorporating other self-enriching and empowering healing modalities (such as yoga, breath work, and nutrition) to assist and guide others toward greater self-knowledge, well-being, and nourishment on all levels.