The Perinatal Project
Kasie M. Cassell, MSN/Ed, WHNP-C, PMHNP-C

Kasie M. Cassell, MSN/Ed, WHNP-C, PMHNP-C

Kasie M. Cassell, MSN/Ed, WHNP-C, PMHNP-C

Loudoun Office

Founder of The Perinatal Project/Women’s Health and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Kasie M. Cassell is a dual licensed board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She has been with Columbia Associates in Psychiatry since 2011. Over the past 16 years Kasie has worked in multiple areas of nursing as well as pioneering and developing the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Program for the treatment of depression in our outpatient practice.

Kasie is the founder of the new division of Columbia Associates called The Perinatal Project. Her focus is on women’s mental health and specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Kasie is on the Board of Directors for Postpartum Support Virginia. She is passionate about her work and her goal to increase awareness of the importance for women to seek treatment for mental health disorders.

After graduating from Penn State University in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Kasie went on the join the United States Air Force where she served 4 years as an Active Duty RN and Captain at the United States Air Force Academy. After separating from active duty, in 2012, Kasie received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing Education at George Mason University. She then continued her education by attending the University of Colorado Denver where she received her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate in 2014 and her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate in 2018 at Drexel University.

Kasie spends all her spare time with her spouse and 4 children.

Honors, Awards, and Certifications

Top Nurse Practitioner in Virginia 2017

Women of Distinction Honored Member

The Postpartum Stress Center post-graduate postpartum depression certificate

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan Certificate

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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