Cara is the Founder, Clinical & Executive Director of Shoreline Wellness Center, LLC and its affiliated companies Shoreline Wellness Behavioral Health Clinic & Learning Center, LLC and Shoreline Wellness Behavioral Health Outreach, Inc. Cara specializes in the treatment of adult, child, and adolescent anxiety and phobia disorders (including the treatment of Selective Mutism), blended family and step-family issues and divorce, as well as adolescent developmental issues. She is currently trained and becoming certified in EMDR. Her vision for creating Shoreline Wellness Center and its affilated companies is to bring people together suffering from various mental illnesses and to help them heal in a safe, nurturing, and holistic environment, one in which focuses on helping people achieve personal wellness.
Cara utilizes an eclectic approach to her therapeutic treatment but primarily utilizes person centered treatment modalities as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Health Psychology with an anticipated completion date of May 2017, Cara's dissertation research is on the effective treatment of Selective Mutism.
Cara is actively involved in the CT Counseling Association (CCA) and served as a Chair for the Public Relations Committee in 2007-2009, where she received the 2008 President’s Award for her Outstanding Commitment to the Counseling Profession.
Cara also supervises Graduate Counseling students and is a member of (CACES) CT Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.