Cassandra Keel

An image of Cassandra Keel Psychologist with Therapy Pro

Psychologist

Gold Coast

  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

As someone who enjoys making the most of everyday, Cassandra Keel is keen to help others do the same.

As a psychologist, Cassandra helps people unpack the emotional complexities they are experiencing and uncover any barriers that are holding them back from living their best life.

“My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client-centred. I always like to build a strong understanding of what the person’s therapeutic goals are first. Then we can work together, taking small steps, towards addressing those barriers.

When clients are able to reach the point where they are living a meaningful life, true to their values, then that is when we know we have reached our goal.”

Cassandra’s motivation to study psychology comes from a desire to make a difference in people’s lives, and an understanding of how debilitating mental health can be to a person’s whole world.

As a volunteer for Rosie’s friends on the Street, offering support to the Gold Coasts homeless population, Cassandra experienced the importance of social connection, especially to those who feel isolated from their community.

Having worked as a disability and mental health support worker for three years prior to becoming a psychologist, Cassandra supported adults with personality disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and intellectual disability. For the past two years at Therapy Pro, Cassandra has provided therapeutic intervention and specialist behaviour support to a wide range of people, their families, and their support teams.

Cassandra is able to support families and children as young as four years of age, with behavioural, social, or emotional concerns. She is also keen to provide tools and skills for families with children on the autism spectrum to further develop their understanding of autism and connection with their child.

Cassandra has a particular interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma.

“Symptoms of trauma, any kind of trauma, can change a whole person’s life and inhibit their ability to live a life they want. I feel a deep sense of responsibility and care when people share their personal stories with me. Working with clients who have experienced trauma to help rebuild their thinking and improve their lives, is important to me.”

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

Cassandra completed her undergraduate studies at Griffith University and Bond University, and her postgraduate studies at the University of New England through a Master of Professional Psychology.

Cassandra has also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. Cassandra has also received training in specific interventions for trauma, anger management, and grief.

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