Cassidy Russell, M.A. L.M.F.T.
As a total nerd herself, Cassidy likes to say that her niche is nerds. Cassidy is able to use her knowledge on various fandoms, whether it be Harry Potter, Pokemon, My Hero Academia, or Star Wars, to connect with people who often have a difficult time connecting with others. Nothing is “too nerdy” a topic for Cassidy. Through these topics Cassidy is able to gain a better understanding of the client and help the client connect what they are seeing in these various forms of media to their everyday life.
Helping kids and teens feel better about themselves and build healthy connections with friends and family is an absolute joy for Cassidy. Navigating relationships and growing up can be tough, but Cassidy knows how to help. Cassidy excels in her ability to build a strong rapport with kids, teens and their parents, helping to nurture the very foundation of therapy and healing.
After graduating with distinction and earning her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University Northridge, Cassidy went on to provide therapy in a school setting for several years. This unique experience allowed her to grow familiar with the IEP process where she helped advocate for many students’ educational and emotional needs within the school environment. During this time most of her work focused on supporting adolescents with difficulties regulating big emotions, rebuilding healthy relationships and developing positive coping skills.
Outside of the therapy room Cassidy can often be found sipping a cup of hot tea while enjoying one of her favorite hobbies: reading, creative writing, and playing video games.
If you’d like to contact Cassidy directly, feel free to give her a call at (818) 208-3821.