Kassy Rush


Kassy Rush



Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
– Brené Brown

My primary goal as a counselor is to foster a therapeutic relationship with honesty and trust. I hope to join you in this journey of self-care, vulnerability, exploration, and growth.

Approach to Therapy:

I practice from a strengths-based approach, focusing on your strengths and positive attributes, rather than a diagnosis. I incorporate components of cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to help clients develop and strengthen the skills to start feeling better now, while also working toward goal attainment. I also incorporate aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy, implementing mindfulness and acceptance approaches to help you live in alignment with your values. I am flexible and integrative in my approach to therapy, as I want to provide treatment in a way that aligns with your culture, preferences, and goals.

I am LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and disability affirmative. I believe in celebrating and being proud of your unique identity!


I have 5 years of experience providing home- and community-based services to neurodivergent individuals and individuals with neurological trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and spinal cord injuries. I have worked with adults across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds. I have counseled individuals through grief and loss, medical trauma, adjustment to disability and other life stressors. I have worked with individuals living with personality disorders, mood disorders, addiction, and caregivers facing burnout.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from La Roche University and a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. I am working toward my Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Age Groups
Young Adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurodivergence and TBI
  • Disability
  • Cultural identity
  • Substance abuse
  • Career and educational issues 
  • Gender and sexuality 
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma

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