All Kinds of News for December 05, 2018
Dragonfly Transitions is pleased to welcome Cassandra Rustvold, LCSW, MEd, CSAT, SEP to the clinical team. Cassandra has a passion for blending health education, social services and therapeutic support. She holds dual masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University in Chester, PA. Cassandra’s graduate training focused on sexual positivity and affirmative therapy for those who identify as LGBTQI and/or gender non-conforming.
Following her graduate studies, she worked extensively with individuals struggling with problematic sexual behaviors where she became acutely aware of the underlying trauma fueling these behavior patterns. Prior to joining the Dragonfly team, Cassandra worked as a highly sought-after therapist at a residential treatment facility in Arizona serving adolescent females and their families.
As a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Cassandra has completed specialized training and certification in trauma-informed approaches such as Somatic Experiencing, Post Induction Therapy, and EEG Neurofeedback. In addition, Cassandra has advanced training in EMDR, Tremor Release Exercises, and Sex Addiction Therapy. Cassandra’s therapeutic style is grounded in research with interventions that are guided by neurobiology, attachment theory and trauma informed care.
Dragonfly Clinical Director Travis Slagle, LMHC, NCC, comments, “Cassandra’s talents, experience and professional expertise are an excellent match for the Dragonfly team and will be great benefits for our families and students. I am thrilled to have Cassandra on our team. Her authenticity, dedication to service and relational approach is unmistakable.”
About Dragonfly Transitions
Dragonfly Transitions is a co-ed young adults 18-30 transitional program who support clients on a journey of personal exploration, health, and independence. Dragonfly is designed with progressive phases, college and vocational options, recreation, therapeutic support, and a variety of living environments located in southern Oregon. Students are provided opportunities for hands on experience in a supportive environment where they can flourish.