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Therapist in Lisle, Illinois,
Cassandra Pax, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 15-65+

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Cassandra Pax, LPC

Navigating all that life throws at us can be overwhelming in the best of times, and we can often find ourselves in situations that are very complex. We may be holding multiple contradicting emotions at once, not knowing which way to turn, or what the best decision may be. In these moments the way forward may feel unknown, isolating and scary. I am completely comfortable with the murky areas of life, those in which the direction to go, and the choices to make, seem too overwhelming or stressful. In these moments I want to join alongside you and help you feel supported, validated and listened to. I believe in working together in navigating towards your goals in a way which you feel honors your journey, as you find ways to care for yourself and others.

I specialize in aging issues, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregiving stress and burnout, end of life work, grief and loss, chronic illness and disability. Much of my previous work has been in long term care settings, working with those at the end of life and their families. This work has given me much insight and knowledge into the complexity of these issues. I know the depth we can gain from exploring all the varied emotions present in each situation, with the understanding that no treatment is one size fits all and your experience is your own. I approach each person with a non-judgmental strength-based lens and see you as the expert of your own experience.

I am an art therapist, graduating with a BA in Psychology from Miami university of Ohio and a MA of Art Therapy and Counseling from The Art Institute of Chicago. I deeply believe that creativity can be a vital part of the therapeutic process. Sometimes articulating exactly how you feel, or putting words to difficult emotions, can be challenging. I often invite metaphor, imagery and artwork into sessions to give an alternative voice to the challenges you face, of course in a way in which feels comfortable for you. When I am not creating my own artwork, I love to cook, read and experience nature in all its forms.

Treatment Areas

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss
  • Head Injuries

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Cigna Evernorth EAP
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health

Languages

  • English

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