Cassandra Umbriaco

Cassandra Umbriaco

Student Therapist
MACP (candidate)

Specialties:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Cancer (diagnosis, family members)
  • Ages 18+

Fees:

Individual Session: $80 plus HST

Sessions may be covered under insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider prior to making an appointment to see if Registered Psychotherapists are covered.

**Please note – Sliding scale rates are available for clients who may require financial accommodations.**

Everyone has a story. And if you’re reading this, chances are you might want to share yours. To be seen and heard, to be found and healed. I want to empower clients with their unique strength and courage to live an authentic life where they aren’t surviving – they’re thriving. And while the vision of a fulfilled life is different for everyone, my goal is to guide and support you to explore your life and awaken you to grow through what you’ve gone through.

I’m currently in the final stage of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. In this practicum stage, I’m able to work with clients and begin to cultivate the personal connections that called me to the psychotherapy field. My decade-long career in corporate communications provided many transferable skills, but it’s my ability to connect with people that matters most and makes an impactful difference.

I want to help adults who are experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma and depression. If you’ve been feeling angry, sad, anxious, lost, stressed, reactive, unmotivated or don’t find joy in the things you once loved, know that you aren’t alone. In a fast-paced world that has created a burnout culture, the question likely isn’t “are you feeling stressed or anxious?” Rather, “how stressed and anxious are you feeling?” I’m here if the time is right to put yourself first, stop living on autopilot, examine what will bring about meaningful change and take the steps you need to live a fulfilling life.

Using a customized approach, I provide clients with a safe space and guide them through their goals and actions using compassion and empathy.

My health history provides me with a unique, intimate perspective into the trauma associated with a cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer almost a decade ago and it’s that experience that called me to follow my heart and my passion for connecting with women affected by cancer. Whether it be the pain of surgeries, fear of cancer treatments, or the effects of a diagnosis in every facet of your life, my hope is that you, too, can embrace life after cancer.

Healing is possible. I would be honoured to take that journey with you and work together to explore your life, establish goals and bring about change that matters to you. Using the premise of accepting instead avoiding, and being mindful of your thoughts and feelings, you will experience the joy of living as your most authentic self. From unlearning unhelpful patterns to embracing self-compassion, I’ll support you in finding out who you truly are and the courage to embrace it.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be rooted in trust, compassion and empathy. My main therapeutic approaches are customized for each client and include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness techniques and narrative therapy. I offer online therapy from Oakville, Ontario through an online video counselling platform. I am under the supervision of Kayleen Edwards, Registered Psychotherapist, Roots in Wellness.

Contact:

Email: cassandra@rootsinwellness.ca