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Cassandra Holt Kimbell(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling
CaliforniaTexas
Anxiety -Artists' mental health-Autism spectrum disorder- Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

Cassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Texas and California. She specializes in trauma and PTSD, the creative/entertainment/freelance community, and neurodivergence. She utilizes an eclectic model, customizing her approach to best help the person she is holding space for at that moment. She utilizes CBT, ACT, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, and other Somatic related approaches, and is an EMDR certified therapist.

She offers the “Neurodivergent- Magical F***ing Humans Group” twice a year, as well as the “Freestyle Therapy Group” that focuses on specific challenges that entrepreneurs and the creative community face. She focuses not only on the importance of individual therapy, but also creating a safe community around the client. She partners with local yoga and holistic/somatic practitioners for women’s workshops in both states. She has spent a lifetime as a musician and it helps her bring a special understanding of the unique stressors and issues that creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers face on a daily basis. She sees clients in person on Tuesdays and remotely the rest of the week. She offers EMDR intensives by request, both in person and online (full day or week long).


Message to clients

Everyone deserves to feel balanced and deserves to have a safe space to let go and share. Nobody should ever feel alone or always have to be “the strong one”. I am a human first, just like you. I will never promise that I have all the answers, but I will promise to walk with you through anything you need help walking through. I am blunt and sarcastic but highly empathetic and patient. I am ready to listen and help you navigate your journey to the other side of your trauma. Let’s get you some relief.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Serene Health, Associate Counselor
Opportunities For Learning Public Charter School, Lead Special Education Specialist & Mental Health Counseling Associate
Mesquite Independent School District, SPED Counselor Intern & Teacher

EMDRIA, EMDR Certification , 2023
Grand Canyon University, MS in Addiction Counseling , 2019
Lamar University, Certificate in Developmental/Community Counseling, 2013
Lamar University, MEd in School Counseling , 2012

Licensure

California: 11336 - Texas: 87352

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Weekly and biweekly sessions are full right now and on a short waitlist but groups and EMDR intensives are constantly enrolling.


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in CA, TX)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in TX)
  • Cigna (in-network in CA, TX)
  • Optum (in-network in CA, TX)
  • UMR (in-network in CA, TX)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in CA, TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$50 (60min)
  • Initial EMDR session:$250 (60min)
  • EMDR:$200 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

- All of my sliding scale slots are currently filled.


Therapy Groups

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Neurodivergent Magical F****ing Humans Group

California and Texas clients welcome to this online safe space to be neurodivergent af with other neurodivergent humans and talk about neurodivergent s**t.

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Freestyle Therapy Group

All Texas and California humans welcome. A group for freelancers, entertainers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to share resources and build community and a support system.