Claudia Cacciato Therapist
Claudia Cacciato, LMSW, CAADC


Master of Clinical Social Work | Wayne State University

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


  • English


  • In Person
  • Online

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Teens

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Empowerment
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Thought Disorders
  • Work / Career


Write a Review >

About Me: Claudia Cacciato

Hello! My area of experience and expertise is in helping you to reduce symptoms and suffering. I believe that through a therapy approach that focuses on learning about oneself, problem-solving, and empowerment, that personal growth and overcoming obstacles are very possible. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 10 years (and in the social services industry for about 25 years), with consumers from many backgrounds, and with a wide range of mental health issues. Currently, at Start My Wellness, I am primarily working with adults and children/adolescents from age 13 and up, in a virtual capacity, and am planning on having some in-person availability in the near future. I provide therapy with the aim of being culturally aware while collaborating with the client. My perspective is that of not overlooking the body, mind, and spirit (where applicable), as elements to healing. I work eclectically incorporating approaches such as psychodynamic (insight-oriented, originated by Freud), Humanistic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have also received comprehensive training in DBT, and some training in trauma-related therapies such as Prolonged Exposure (for PTSD) and TREM (group therapy for Trauma-Related Empowerment Model).

My Unique Approach to Therapy

I am whole-heartedly devoted to getting to know those I work with, and broadening their horizons, in offering the best quality of care I can.

Specialized & Extended Training

I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University in 2003, and I have bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Psychology. I have completed the first year of the two-year Advanced Training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ACAPP) through the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, and am planning to complete the second year this Fall 2024. I also have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Work Practice with families and couples from Wayne State University completed in 2005.

All Start My Wellness therapists attend at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development each year on treating a range of mental health concerns. This rigorous instruction allows us to provide patients with the highest quality of service.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!