Therapist at The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church*
Cara is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider and National Certified Counselor. Along with her licensing and training, she is certified in both the Grief Recovery Method ® and the SYMBIS Pre-Marital Assessment. Cara is a graduate of the University of Georgia. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she completed her Master’s at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA.
Cara works regularly with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, grief, low self-worth, relational challenges, life transitions, trauma, affair recovery, emotional regulation and feelings of intense shame.
Cara believes the most important element in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. Because of this, she works hard to understand each individual as their unique self and create a safe and open space for growth and healing. While she works with a variety of therapeutic approaches, Cara finds most of her work centers around the Psychodynamic theory, recognizing that we all believe and inevitably behave the messages we narrate unconsciously. By understanding these beliefs and messages and how they originated, we can ultimately change and heal in all aspects of our lives.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Richmont Graduate University (2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia (2005)
Certifications & Supervision:
Licensed Professional Counselor-MHSP (4501)
Member of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists
Member of the ACPE
The Grief Recovery Method ®
Certified Facilitator for SYMBIS Premarital/Marital Assessment