CASEY ACCARDI, THERAPIST-IN-TRAINING
Casey Accardi, Therapist-in-Training
I can help you with:
- Life Transitions
- Career Stress
- Grief and Loss
- Social Anxiety
- Relationship Issues
- Sexuality & Gender Identity Exploration
- Weight Stigma
- Young Adults
- LGBTQIA+ Individuals
It can feel vulnerable to start working with a new therapist, whether you’ve been in therapy before or are exploring therapy for the first time. Taking the first step is brave, and I look forward to building a trusting relationship with you as we take the next steps together.
Life’s twists and turns are unpredictable, but your ability to navigate them with confidence is within reach. As a therapist, Casey (she/her) is dedicated to helping you achieve greater ease in your day to day life through creating a non-judgemental space for you to open up. Together, you can explore areas of your life where you might feel stuck and work together to help you break free.
Casey practices through a Health at Every Size lens and has experience developing a strong therapeutic alliance with people who encounter body-based oppression due to their race, body size, and gender identity and/or presentation. Casey has received training on Trauma Informed Care from the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Casey knows first-hand how essential to success it is to feel comfortable, affirmed, and safe in therapy.
Casey will meet you where you are with unconditional acceptance and a goal of equipping you with newfound self-awareness, insight, and evidence-based tools in your toolkit for managing life’s ups and downs.
Training, Experience, and Background
Casey is an advanced standing student in her final year of graduate study at New York University Silver School of Social Work, where she’s studied a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Prior to joining Collaborative CBT, Casey provided outpatient individual therapy at a community mental health center in the Bronx, where she employed evidence-based practices to support clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and perinatal mood disorders.
Casey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College where she conducted focus group based research on belonging and inclusion. Prior to becoming a therapist, Casey worked on electoral, advocacy, and educational campaigns where she empowered individuals to organize their communities. Through this work, Casey gained a deep appreciation for the impact of social inequities on personal identity development and sense of self.
Ask us anything — wherever you are in the therapy process, we’re here to listen!