Casandra Townsel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

Casandra Townsel, LCSW

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I provide a space for you to blossom and grow in your authenticity. Life experiences can lead to a mind set of both healthy and unhealthy thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Some experiences can lead to anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma responses. There is hope; you can blossom into the person you desire to be.

Casandra Townsel, LCSW

I have always been passionate about helping others. With over twenty-five years in the helping profession, I have had the opportunity to assist many souls experience healthy change. My goal and purpose in life is to help others navigate through life's challenges with a holistic and organic approach. I have exemplified this in my practice as a Certified Trauma Professional. During my time working with those struggling with substance use disorder, I recognized that trauma was at the root of substance use, and traditional talk therapy didn't always work. Implementing Brainspotting (BSP) , EMDR, IFS, and Trauma-Focused CBT into my learning and practice has had such a positive impact with clients.

My role as National Community Service Coordinator for Alpha Chi Epsilon Sigma Social Work Sorority and adjunct professor teaching master-level social work students, has advanced me the position to advocate for and educate about, mental health, social justice issues impacting society, the freedom of women and children as well as empowering others to raise a collective voice for change. My passion for social justice, the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities is what fuels my diligence and voice for sustainable change.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Rebt

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$165.00 - $210.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Alpha Chi Epsilon Sigma Social Work Sorority Inc
National Community Service Coordinator
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of North Dakota
Masters in Social Work