Cara obtained her Master's Degree in Education from The University of West Alabama. Since that time, she has worked with children, adults and couples of diverse backgrounds. Cara is highly trained in working with adults and teens utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness training. In her work with adults, she specializes in treating sexual and emotional trauma, anxiety related disorders, depression, grief and loss and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is skilled at treating any type of addiction as she works to find the cause for an individual's addictive behaviors as opposed to solely providing coping skills.
Cara is trained in providing pre-marital and couples/marital counseling. Cara is compassionately understanding to the unique struggles of the LGBTQ community and is experienced in providing couples counseling with any type of relationship.
In her work with children, Cara establishes a collaborative relationship with the parents or caregivers and actively includes them in the treatment plan. Cara tends to work directly with the parents to change the interaction between parent and child to illicit better behavior. She enjoys involving family therapy to help children as well. Cara specializes in behavior modification and parenting skills to challenge and change undesirable behavior. She has experience working with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Tourettes Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Prior to becoming an LPC, Cara taught 7th and 8th grade Special Education. She then became a School Counselor working at both Arlington and Fort Worth ISDs in the elementary and high school setting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.