Cassandra Haddon, Social Worker & DIR Practitioner
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would eat pasta for the rest of my life. There are so many variations of pasta, and they are ALL delicious.
What do your weekends look like?
On Saturday mornings, my oldest son, Noah, has soccer, and then after soccer, we always go out to eat breakfast. Then, when we get home, we take our little dog, chico, for a walk. On Saturday evenings we go to visit the grandparents. On Sundays, we like to stay at home and relax. Sometimes we will go for a walk or go to the park.
Cassandra (she/her/hers) is trained as a DIR/Floortime Therapist. Cassandra works primarily with children and adolescents who are working on regulation, engagement, and self-awareness. Cassandra has the ability to connect with those whose parents describe as “shy” or “difficult”. Cassandra has worked as a family advocate providing mental health care to children and their families. At a personal level, Cassandra understands the needs of neurodivergent individuals as she herself is neurodivergent. Cassandra utilizes her understanding of the personal struggle to connect with her clients. Cassandra works closely with Brooke Garren, LCSW to develop these skills and implement the DIR/Floortime model.
Cassandra received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Canyon University. She is well versed in special needs in the educational setting related to obtaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Individuals Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and CAS meetings.