Cassidy Lovallo, LCPC, NCC
At this time, Cassidy is accepting clients on a waitlist only.
I help adults who are going through major life transitions live efficient and authentic lives. Trained in full fidelity DBT, I use evidenced based strategies to assist clients in becoming more emotionally regulated,tolerate distress, increase self esteem and navigate interpersonal relationships & conflicts in order to be more present in their daily lives and be their best selves. Clients will gain the ability to accept themselves and that which is out of their control while also developing the tools to challenge unhelpful current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to reach their goals.
I use a combination of teaching direct skills to clients as well as provide a space for a client to feel validated, accepted, seen, heard, and understood. I work with each client to create a specific counseling plan that allows a client to feel accepted for who they are while also feeling motivated to change. It is my hope that every individual lives an authentic, happy, & meaningful life. I have been personally affected by mental health concerns, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. I love to use creativity, humor, and empathy with my clients in order to create a judgment free space where they feel safe to be themselves & navigate their problems.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. I am DBT trained by Dr.Alec Miller on the Foundations of DBT for Adolescents and their families. I am a published researcher, with experience in analyzing social bias in education settings, and the impact of religion in communities, recently trained in the foundations of deprogramming those affected by mind control, high authority/high control groups and/or cults through Dr. Steven Hassan and the Freedom of Mind Foundation.
During my time in graduate school, I worked as a Registered Behavior Technician in the DC/Maryland area for 3 years supporting neurodiverse children in their homes and schools.Since beginning my career in private practice, I have gained experience working with children and their families who have received a neurodiversity diagnosis, as well as families who struggle with children who are experiencing big emotions. Currently I treat adults who are experiencing significant change (college, moving, death in family, spiritual changes/abuse etc).
What do I do when I’m not counseling?
I love spending my time at home with my diabetic dog, Harvey, curled up on the couch watching Bravo or reading a thriller and iced coffee. Movement is a huge part of my own emotion regulation and self care routine and something I often advocate to my clients. I love to be creative and express myself through photography, art, and journaling. I’m a forever learner and love to listen to video essays and podcasts, especially if they can make me laugh!
Interested in working with Cassidy?
Fill out our form or contact our office to get matched. A clinical supervisor will provide a free consultation to assess your needs.
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