Cassandra Wayterra LMSW
Cassandra Wayterra has more than six years of experience working in fields related to mental health and substance abuse. She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2009.
She went on at Arizona State to earn a master’s in Social Work as well, with a concentration in child welfare in 2011. She has been working for A Better Today, as a therapist, since May of 2016.
She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and is in the process of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Cassandra began her professional career working for Child Protective Services (CPS), doing investigations of child neglect and abuse. The majority of the cases she investigated involved substance abuse and mental illness, which drew her to specialize.
Cassandra transitioned, after four years at CPS, to work in substance abuse at Community Bridges in 2015. There she developed her work as a counselor, helping women with co-occurring disorders who were pregnant, parenting, or suffering from Post-Partum Depression.
It was after this that she found A Better Today and she is overjoyed to be working directly with individuals as they find recovery. An Arizona native, born and raised, she is happy to have an impact on the community she grew up in. She loves coffee and attributes this love to her days back in graduate school, working as a Starbucks barista.
Her favorite aspect to focus on in therapeutic care is relationship work. Cassandra enjoys helping patients learn how to build healthy relationships with appropriate boundaries.
This has been her interest from the beginning, starting with her work with families at CPS. She is interested in getting certified in trauma one day, as well as sex therapy so that she can have even more resources for this relationship work.