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About Us

Bykota Wellness offers Individual, Family and Group counseling by a trained professional that is person-centered and respectful. Common issues addressed include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, crises, as well as physical and emotional trauma.

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Cassandra Chaney is the Visionary and Senior Clinical Social Worker for BYKOTA Wellness LLC. B.Y.K.O.T.A = Be Ye Kind One to Another, originates from the biblical text of Ephesians. Cassandra has a revelation that if people are kind to one another, the mental health of persons in this world will be better socially and emotionally. 

Practicing in the social work field for nearly two decades, Cassandra is  Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW-C), for the state of Maryland and a Licensed Master’s Social Worker for the state of  New York. Cassandra obtained a Bachelor’s degree in political science at Pace University in 2001. She is also a 2006 graduate of Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, where she received her Master’s Degree in social work.

Cassandra is a certified Mental Health First Aid Responder for adults.

Other areas of expertise include serving individuals who are struggling with a gambling addiction. She has had proven success working with clients who have been diagnosed with Clinical Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD and various phobias. Cassandra uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Reframing as successful treatment modalities in practice. Cassandra also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology, obtained from John Jay College of Community Justice.” Maryland- LCSW-C #20517 and New York LMSW # 085739

Cassandra Chaney

In addition to the information known about the clinician, Cassandra identifies as a TRAP Therapist.

What is a TRAP Therapist? 

A therapist born and raised in an urban, low-income communities – places often referred to as “traps” because of how challenging escaping them can be, in addition to having personal experiences just as traumatic and misunderstood as the average person. 

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