Kassondra McAdams CSW
Kassie has been working at The Center for Change since August of 2019. She earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. After spending some time working in sales and marketing, Kassie switched over to human resources hoping it would allow for more connection. This human resource position happened to be a residential treatment centers for teenagers struggling with anxiety and depression. After working there for two years she realized she needed to change paths. Kassie earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in mental health from the University of Utah.
Kassie has over 6 years of experience working with at-risk teens. Throughout her schooling she had the opportunity to work on a recreation therapy team and assist young men in discovering and developing healthy hobbies. While pursuing her degree in social work, she found her true passion working with women struggling with body image and disordered eating. Kassie teaches her clients to practice self-love and compassion, believing that the relationship we have with ourselves is the most important one we have in life. Make it the best one!
Kassie believes that healing requires a mind/body/values connectedness. When one of these is out of balance, it can be difficult to find meaning and gain purposeful experiences. Through mindfulness and acceptance, Kassie helps her clients get to the root cause of their struggles, with the common goal being to gain understanding and purpose in their lives. Kassie utilizes multiple evidence-based therapies, including ACT, CBT and DBT. Kassie is trained in EMDR and also likes to use mind body bridging as tools to help clients heal from traumatic experiences.
Kassie enjoys being outside skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and backpacking. Second only to her husband, her number one adventure buddy is her golden doodle named Greta.