Bre Cason, LCSW, was born and raised in Anchorage, AK and graduated from Robert Service High School. She attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where she learned about Health and Exercise Science before transitioning to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in Spanish. She then gained experience in the field of human services through internships and employment at community mental health organizations and worked with both adults and adolescents. She provided mental health services with a special focus in supported employment and education for adults with severe and persistent mental health struggles. Bre then attended Boise State University to obtain a master’s degree in Social Work. During this time, she gained exposure and experience at the Veteran’s Affairs Clinic in Anchorage where she worked with veterans experiencing houselessness, substance use, hospitalization, mental health challenges, among others.
Bre has found her home at VOA’s Adolescent Residential Center for Help (ARCH) working with her team to serve youth experiencing co-occurring disorders. Bre began working at ARCH as a Mental Health Clinician before progressing to the Clinical Supervisor, and is now the Program Director of Residential Services. Her favorite element of her work is creating meaningful relationships and connections with the youth she works with. Bre can often be found playing basketball with the clients or getting the clients outside between her sessions and the management of her team. Bre is Tsimshian Alaska Native and does her best to bring elements of her culture and spirit into her work with the youth she works with. She loves all things Alaskan and is as active as possible. During every season of the year she can be found in the mountains of Alaska with her partner, friends, and dogs.