Cassanora Lampley is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who resides in Nashville, TN. As a passionate youth advocate and mental health ambassador, Cassanora recognizes that experiences in childhood and adolescence shape the way a person cares for themselves and relate to others throughout their life cycle. She also understands that Black and Brown people have and continue to face greater challenges when attempting to access mental health services. In her previous roles as a clinician and a non-profit administrator,
Cassanora has witnessed the detrimental impact of absent, inadequate, and culturally incompetent mental health resources for members of historically marginalized communities. Her desire is to assist people with overcoming any financial, geographical, or cultural barriers which may impede their access to quality mental health services. Cassanora believes that by connecting youth to mental health resources, we can create a transformative shift for the better in their lives and the lives of the people connected to them. She stands firmly on the premise that the best care is designed with all aspects of an individual - spiritual, cultural, physical, mental, emotional, and educational - in mind.
Cassanora is committed to equipping young people with the tools and support to understand and effectively meet their mental health needs. She currently serves as a Care Coordinator at Vanderbilt University where she connects students to culturally informed resources to assist them in attaining and maintaining holistic wellness. Cassanora is a native of Gulfport, MS and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in 2010 and a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. She is currently a Doctor of Education student at Trevecca Nazarene University.