Cassie Xia comes from China, and she has been working as a counsellor and health promoter for more than seven years in the areas of problem gambling treatment and prevention. She adopts strength based and holistic approach in her work and integrates suitable therapies for different clients’ needs. She obtained the bachelor social work degree in Massey University, and completed alcohol and drug studies at the University of Auckland. She is a provisional practitioner at the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa – New Zealand (DAPAANZ). She speaks Mandarin and English.