Cassy Taverna is a licensed clinical social worker associate who completed her clinical internship at the Chrysalis Center. During her internship, Cassy carried a caseload of individual clients and helped co-facilitate the Mindful Living Group and Restore HOPE groups. She also co-developed and carried out a curriculum for the adolescent-based Teen Group using creative-expressive interventions. In addition, she completed bariatric research alongside other interns, presenting her findings on the effects of support groups on the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery patients. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety/mood disorders, LGBTQ issues, bariatrics, and grief. She enjoys working with adolescents, older adults, and families. She is passionate about transformative justice, advocacy for child welfare, and other contemporary social justice issues. Cassy spent two years serving in the west and south sides of Chicago with AmeriCorps organization City Year, where she tutored and lead an after-school program for elementary-school aged children, as well as participated in many community development projects. Cassy presented her research on Disordered Eating Among Newly Bereaved Spouses at the International Conference on Community Mental Health in Bangalore, India during her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her approach to therapy blends components of motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Cassy earned a BA in Psychology at Bay Path College in Massachusetts and an MSW from UNCW.