Cassandra Lorusso-Smith is an LMHC who works with clients ages 4 and up. She has worked extensively with issues of PTSD, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and sports and performance psychology. Throughout her career, Cassandra has run both traditional therapy groups as well as alternative therapeutic groups such as boxing therapy, social skills training, and Equine Assisted therapy. Cassandra's passion is helping clients to identify and use their strengths to improve their life. Coping skills training and finding one's meaning are important aspects to Cassandra's counseling strategy. Additionally, Cassandra is PATH intl. certified as an equine specialist in mental health learning and a certified therapeutic riding instructor.
Prior to creating Walnut Hill Counseling, Cassandra worked at Arbour Counseling Services in Franklin, MA as an outpatient clinician. Her clients ranged from 4 to 60 years of age. She mainly focused on individual and family therapy. For the 3 years prior, Cassandra worked at Tides Family Services in West Warwick, RI as an in-home therapist and a group therapy leader. Cassandra has received training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Mental Health and Integrative Medicine, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. She continues to attend training events in order to better support her clients.
Outside of the office, Cassandra is an avid hiker, competitive equestrian, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt.