Cassandra Currie is a master’s level psychologist who has an extensive background in individual 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, a 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, she 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. Recognizing the importance of healing from a holistic perspective, Cassandra began to take interest in alternative ways of health and healing.
About 15+ years ago, she began practicing yoga primarily to bring balance and joy into her own life which further fueled her understanding of the significant connection between body, mind and spirit to obtain true health.
Yoga eventually led her to study the sister science of Ayurveda, under the instruction of Dr. Naina Marballi, Ayurvedacharya. Cassandra graduated from Dr. Marballi’s Ayurvedic Nutritional Counseling program in 2007 and is a Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor, accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
Wishing to fully engage her passion for yoga and share its life-changing benefits with others, she also began exploring the therapeutic applications of yoga and received certification in 2008 as a Kripalu yoga instructor.
Practicing and integrating the principles of Ayurveda and yoga into her own life has led her to her path of helping people enhance and enrich their lives through a truly integrative approach to health and self-care.