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.