Kacie works with clients struggling with substance abuse, grief, anxiety, trauma, ADHD and maternal mental health issues. In addition, she has worked with combat veterans and their families. She uses an insight-oriented approach, with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and mindfulness techniques in her therapy work. This approach helps clients to identify the core issues contributing to their unwanted behavior while learning and implementing new skills for making changes. She helps clients to identify and develop their strengths, so they feel equipped to handle the difficulties of life and confidence to achieve their goals. Having faced her own struggles with substance abuse and having lived substance free for 10 years, Kacie is able to relate to the challenges of her clients while also offering hope for real change. Her three young children also keep her grounded in the realities of day-to-day life!
Prior to joining New Perspective Counseling Kacie worked for 3 years at Oakland County Community Mental Health. She also received certifications in both addiction and combat veteran treatment from Michigan State University which is where she received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work.