Cassandra Knegt, MSW, RSW

Cassandra is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario working with youth (14+) and adults. She has Indigenous (Mi'kmaq) and settler Canadian background. She has dedicated much of her career to working with Indigenous peoples and First Nations communities.

Cassandra completed her Master’s of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Indigenous Field of Study Program. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trauma-informed care, and uses a wide range of modalities in her practice. She works from a wholistic approach that integrates Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and psychology.

Cassandra has 8 years of experience providing counselling and case management services to children, adults, and families in school, home, and community agency settings.
Cassandra has worked with a variety of issues, including mental health, trauma, and life changes/transitions and has experience collaborating with professionals on multidisciplinary teams. Her previous experience also includes family violence education, and working with adults with developmental disabilities in a group home setting.

Cassandra is passionate about supporting individuals on their healing journey and connecting clients with their Indigenous culture, understanding intergenerational trauma, and cultural identity/disconnection.

Cassandra enjoys helping others while using strength-based approaches and integrating various treatment therapies to best meet the needs and goals of her clients. She aims to empower her clients to create space, balance, time, and strength to process and embrace their needs.

Cassandra believes her clients are experts in their own lives that may need some guidance in accessing their inner knowledge. She hopes to be able to provide a safe place for clients to heal in a way that they want to heal. She hopes to help you engage and enhance your capacity for introspection, reflection, and self awareness to better understand and navigate your past, present, and future allowing you to feel empowered and hopeful.

An initial visit will be a collaborative experience of sharing information, identifying goals, and building trust.

Cassandra enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, traveling, and cooking.

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