Mrs. Cassie Balazs, BA Psych, GDip Psych, AMHSW

(She/Her)
Preferred Name: Cassie

Online Therapy

About Me

This is your mental health and well-being journey. You're in the driver's seat and I'm right with you, guiding, supporting, and motivating you to create meaningful change and take control of your story. A Social Approach aims to create a genuine and open space for you to explore your mental health with a strengths-based and trauma-informed professional. With a vast collection of therapy styles and approaches in our toolbelt, we shape your sessions and our methods uniquely to you as an individual, and to your individual circumstances. Underpinned by values drawn from the social work discipline, we work from a belief that you are not the problem. Only the problem is the problem and we're here to help you untangle it. ​We aim to empower you to change the narrative for the better and create a future full of opportunities, resilience, and happiness.

Education & Experience

Master of Social Work Graduation Diploma of Psychology Bachelor Arts (Majors: Psychology/Philosophy) EMDR Training ACT training CBT Training (with psychosis) Narrative Therapy Training 17yrs working in the Mental Health field in roles such as counselling/therapy, early psychosis clinician, intake and assessment clinician, AoD specialist, youth residential rehabilitation, child protection residential, disability, dual-diagnosis, dual-disability, clinical supervisor.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered with AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker AASW

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Medicare

Private Health Insurance (Aus), NDIS, VOCAT, TAC, Workcover