Trails Carolina Staff Bio

Cass McCormick

Clinical Team

Cass McCormick

Cass McCormick, LMFTA

Family Coach & Primary Therapist

Cass has Certifications in Addiction Counseling and Multicultural Counseling from Appalachian State University. She specializes in using a Family Systems approach.

Cass McCormick is a Family Coach and Primary Therapist (LMFTA) who has worked with a variety of populations including elder and middle-aged adults, adolescents, and children. She practices from the mindset of systems theory. Instead of focusing on an individual as a separate entity, systems theory strives to understand individuals within the context of their relationships, gender socialization, sexual orientation socialization, class status, and the ways in which larger systems (i.e. governmental institutions) interact within the individual’s life.

As a systems therapist, Cass has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. She works collaboratively with the families she helps to better understand their narrative and guide them toward developing a new story about themselves that better fits who they want to be.

Prior to joining Trails Carolina, Cass was a field guide at a young adult wilderness program. Her combined background of systems training and on-the-ground experience provides her with a unique perspective when working with students coming to wilderness programs. In her free time, Cass enjoys hiking with her new puppy, reading, and adventuring.

Testimonials from parents that worked with Cass:

“Cass was an excellent therapist. She helped us greatly during the process.”
– Trails Alumni Family
“Our Primary Therapist and Family Coach impressed us the most, as well as the staff in the field. The quality of therapeutic support exceeds anything we did prior to Trails. Their expertise, knowledge, passion for the kids and work is unparalleled”
– Trails Alumni Family

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022


Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022


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