That’s me! And you read it correctly. It’s Kasia. Now, don’t get scared. It’s a lot easier to pronounce than you think. It sounds like Tasha but with a K, so Kasha. I think my name says it all. It’s different, it’s unique and it’s mine. See where I’m going with this? It’s just like your life story. You might not have a unique name, but you are unique as a person and everything that’s happened to you is unique. It’s your story to tell and your story to create, even though you probably don’t think like that’s possible at this point. But I do know that you are probably tired of repeating the same patterns over and over again, telling yourself the same excuses over and over again, or finding yourself in the same position or relationship over and over again.
So, are you ready for a change? Are you ready for growth? Are you ready for self-improvement?
Then, I think we just might be the right fit for one another. I’ve worked with a diverse group of people and one of those people being myself. I often say, “lead by example” and so, I’ve made my self-development a priority, so much so, that I will do the same for you. You will learn to make the uncomfortable, comfortable and you will regain control in your life again, because life is unpredictable, but together, we can make it a lot easier to live in.
So, if you’re ready for some tough love, I’m your therapist.
Oh, and if that’s not enough, I’ve got one more surprise for you. A therapy dog will be joining you in every session. Her name is unique, too. It’s Raspberry. She’s a white golden retriever who makes everything better. She’s the office mascot and will soon be your #1 fan. You’ll find out what I mean for yourself, instantly.
A Brief Bio About Me
I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I worked at a non-profit organization. But I wanted more, and it was time to pursue my dreams. And so, I moved to Manhattan, New York. It was in NY where I completed two master’s programs in School Counseling and in Mental Health Counseling.
I completed over 900 hours working at a middle school and an additional 900 hours working at an out-patient substance abuse client. I now reside in South Carolina. And, I continue to further my education in mental health counseling, attending workshops specializing in anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and attachment issues.
Throughout my career, I’ve worked closely with professionals, athletes, students, parents, singles, and couples. I’ve exposed myself to a ton of different perspectives, cultural traditions, religious beliefs, financial circumstances, and age groups. And, as a result, I’ve really learned the benefits of forward-thinking, goal-setting, and self-awareness in order to grow as a person. With that said, I’ve learned to appreciate the process. It is here where you will experience the most change. Yes, I know- it sounds incredibly scary, but it also sounds incredibly exciting because remember, you won’t be doing it by yourself.
Along with building a positive support network, I also like to focus on motivational and solution-based therapy where we design a plan that will give you all the coping skills you will need to succeed. Rather than avoiding conflict, you will learn how to approach it head-on by using such techniques as:
- Mindfulness Techniques
- Motivational Interviewing
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
If I can overcome past trauma and gain control over my anxiety, then I know you can too!
- Masters of Science in Education Program in Mental Health Counseling
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 2017
- Masters of Science in Education Program in School Counseling
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 2015
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2007
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of South Carolina (License #:7547)
- National Pre-Certified Counselor (NCC)
- National Board of Pre-Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- Brainspotting Practitioner
- Long Island University, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in School Counseling 2016