Dr. Cara Powers
Founder and Clinical Director
Cara is the Founder and Clinical Director of Shoreline Wellness Center. She 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 and is now trained and becoming certified in EMDR. Her vision for creating Shoreline Wellness Center, was 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. In 2017, Cara received her Ph.D. in Health Psychology. Cara's dissertation research was 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. Cara is also a member of the Selective Mutism Professionals Group and the EMDRIA Professionals group.
Nicole Wetmore, LPC
Assistant Clinical Director
Nicole is our Assistant Clinical Director. Her role at Shoreline includes ensuring that all operations of our services are flowing smoothly. She coordinates with our management staff to assist in keeping Shoreline's team at our best! Her contributions to Shoreline are greatly appreciated and crucial to the work we do here. Nicole’s background includes working with individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders including, but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorders.
Jessica Mikita, LPC
As our Clinical Coordinator, Jessica maintains the functions of Shoreline's clinical services and staff. Jessica's contribution to our team is essential in the way that our clients are served and the success of Shoreline. Her dedication to Shoreline is admired and appreciated! Aside from working in the field, Jessica enjoys attending workshops, seminars, and community events supporting an array of mental health causes. Jessica believes that mental health awareness is important because it contributes to a person's daily living and functioning.
Kaitlyn has been a part of Shoreline's collabortive team for 3 years. Kaitlyn brings a positive and bright attitude to Shoreline, ensuring the office runs smoothly for both our staff and our clients. Kaitlyn's dedication to Shoreline is valued by both staff and clients. Kaitlyn is attending the University of Bridgeport with aspirations of one day becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Medical Office Manager
Kiera is our Medical Office Manager at Shoreline, engaging frequently with our medical staff and clients who are receiving medication management services. She brings a bright and positive attitude to Shoreline's team that clients are drawn to, furthering the warm atmosphere at Shoreline.