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    About Cassandra Cacace, Ph.D., LMFT

    I am the owner of Palmetto Therapy Connections, and a full-time Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Converse University. I am a member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am also a member of the Upstate SC LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and am an LGBT+ affirming therapist. 

    My goal is for you to feel heard and accepted as we co-create a therapy space together. My approach to therapy is founded on Bowen’s Natural Systems theory and Postmodern theory (including Collaborative and Narrative therapy), with emphasis on understanding your emotional and family systems. This means that I will prioritize discussions about your individuality, your family of origin, your relationships, your intersections of identity, your occupational/school environment, and the greater sociopolitical environment we live in. Our work will be collaborative in nature; we’ll work together to create new understandings. 

    My Background & Education

    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both South Carolina (#7915) and Florida (#4161)
    • Ph.D in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University
    • Master’s degree in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina 

    Fun Facts

    I love to read, and my favorite genre is fantasy. I’m currently reading The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson! 

    I am a former member of the Carolina Band and can play the flute and piccolo. Sometimes I dabble in playing the ukulele. 

    I’m often described as “goofy,” and you’ll likely notice I infuse my sense of humor into my therapy sessions too. 

    I’m also a dog mom to the sweetest pup, Gemma! Love that kid so much.

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    My Values


    I will listen with care and without judgment. I will support you on your mental wellness journey. 


    I am committed to keeping your information confidential and private. 


    EVERYONE is welcome! Come as you are. Part of my job is to make therapy a trustworthy space for you. You will be accepted, embraced, and celebrated for being YOU.

    Reach out to me today!

    Please complete the Contact Form below to schedule your first phone call and set an appointment. 

    Please be patient as I return your phone call. I am only in the office 3 days per week due to my teaching schedule, and I handle all phone calls personally. If I am unable to see you, I will refer you to trusted colleagues. 

    Please Note: Due to the small size of my practice, I do not currently accept insurance. I am happy to provide you a receipt that you can submit to your insurance. Please contact your insurance directly to see what their reimbursement policy is.