Cassandra Keel

An image of Cassandra Keel Psychologist with Therapy Pro

Psychologist (Provisional)

Melbourne

  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

I’ve made it a bit of a personal challenge, psychologist (provisional) Cassandra explains.

“I really enjoy helping people unpack the emotional complexities they have, and listening to their stories. Understanding why they feel they’re not living their best life.

Then it’s working together, taking simple steps towards reducing or removing completely the barriers they believe are stopping or hindering them, that gives me the greatest satisfaction.”

Cassandra’s motivation to study psychology comes from a desire to make a difference for people experiencing some form of injustice and discrimination.

As a volunteer for Rosies friends on the Street, offering support to homeless and lonely people, Cassandra experienced the power a simple conversation can have to help bridge the gap between someone who is isolated and their community.

Having worked as a disability and mental health support worker for three years, Cassandra supported adults with schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and intellectual disability. It was rewarding to see four of her clients sign up to a ten-week TAFE certificate in hospitality. They completed the program, including persisting with the homework, and after graduating secured a job and a took a huge step to being independent.

“It was the best day for them and for me too when they graduated. I was so pleased to be part of something that will give them experience and confidence for life.”

Cassandra’s skills leading group and individual therapy sessions come from her desire to make a lasting change for clients.

Cassandra can help children with ADHD and autism, and their families, experience the positive benefits of early therapy and can assist with emotional regulation in children.

Cassandra sees mental health like an iceberg, as a society we are only just chipping away the top. While there is still a long way to go, Cassandra finds joy in helping her clients to get the most out of their life.

Cassandra completed her studies at Griffith University, Bond University plus a Masters of Professional Psychology at the University of New England.

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