Special to Iredell Free News

Licensed clinical social worked Cassandra Allen has joined the practice at Iredell Psychiatry, which is part of the Iredell Physician Network.

Cassandra Allen

Allen (MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, EMDR) has 15 years of professional experience and a passion for holistic patient care. She uses a bio-psychosocial approach to patient care in both the medical and
psychological settings. 

“My ultimate goal for my patients is to see them heal from their trauma, so that they may live a life free from symptoms that affect their behaviors and emotion relationships,” said Allen.

She believes mindfulness is the key to overall health as it helps individuals become fully present and aware in both their mind and body in order to focus on one event at a time, allowing them to heal.

Allen received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She then earned a Master of Social Work, with a concentration in clinical social work, from a joint master’s program with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina
A&T State University.

She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in forensic psychology with Walden University. She hopes the knowledge gained in this program will enable her to assist individuals in overcoming trauma-specific disorders.

Allen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is trained in multisystemic therapy, a treatment model she uses when working with at-risk children and teens within the legal court, school, and home systems. Allen is also eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) certified through the EMDR International Association.

Allen served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as a medical journeyman. After leaving the service, she worked extensively with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) veterans within the inpatient and outpatient settings.

“I enjoy the hospital setting and am excited to see Iredell Psychiatry continue to grow and become patients’ choice for their psychiatric needs,” said Allen.

LEARN MORE

Allen will practice at Iredell Psychiatry, located at 766 Hartness Road, Suite A, in Statesville. To schedule an appointment with Cassandra Allen, please call 704-380-3620.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.

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