Cara Counter

(BA, Physical, Siences/Nutrition, MA, Somatic/Holistic, Psychotherapy, LMFT)

About Me

Hi, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2000. I have experience working with Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims. In my own private practice ive worked successfully with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges, including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, Families, self esteem, Domestic abuse, anger and crisis management.

I mostly tend to draw from the person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I make consistent efforts to meet each client "where they are" and to serve as a catalyst to each individual who is progressing through their unique process of self-discovery and self-identification. I also use such modalities as Somatic psychology , Relational therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also utilize Holistic, Identity building, Humanistic, existential, experiential, spiritual, narrative approaches and solution-focused therapy as well as emotion regulation work. I personal approach i am very direct, i like humor, Im enthusiastic about change, I like drawing on strengths of myself and you. I approach my clients as a relationship meaning im not a blank slate in the relationship i bring myself as a whole personal its my experience that this allows for greater success. I love my work, im successful in bettering my clients life's, this is my goal and my love. This is the way I like to approach my sessions – as a team, addressing challenges together to become free from judgment, criticism, and pain; to change our negative perceptions that do not serve us well, drawing on strengths and to live a joyful and peaceful life. I believe we both become better, calmer, and more peaceful people as we effect each other when done right;-) Cara, LMFT

For my professional growth, I continuously read related literature, keep myself up to date with the ethical and legal guidelines in the field, and the latest research, and attend conferences and trainings.

I believe in creating a space where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues and collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to your personal needs and experiences. It takes a lot of courage and motivation to reach out for additional support. I am here for you and thank you for trusting me with your utmost personal dilemmas.

I look forward to working with you!
Specialties

Harmony
Spiritual development
Career Change
Grief/Loss
Understanding/DevStress, Anxiety
Identity Development
Relationship issues
Self esteem
Depression
Confidence
Life Balance
Body/Mind Developing purpose
Personal voice and self expression
Professional development/Career Change
Parenting

Years of Experience: 20


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT48427 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cara is an amazing counselor, possessing impressive knowledge and understanding as well as a strong intuition. She has saved my life in many ways.

Written by C.H. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cara is incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable. She is not listening just to respond or to always offer advice but to help comfort and validate my experiences and feelings. The advice and suggestions that she gives are on point to my particular situation and life, which is how I know that she is invested in my mental health and progress toward a more fulfilling life. Cara is relatable and I feel like she is truly the gift I was looking for when I started out this particular counseling journey.

Written by J.Z. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Thank you Cara! You are the best

Written by D.Y. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Cara has been absolutely wonderful so far. She clearly knows what she is doing and she seems to genuinely care about me. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by V.I. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Cara is amazing! She helped me so much and it was easy to open up to her about any issues I was having which was so important to me because I had a therapist in the past that I was just too scared and shy to fully open up. She was real and supportive and I am so glad that I got matched up with her.

Written by S.Y. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

Cara is efficient and gets to the core of your concerns. She is friendly, open and able to work to ensure that you are able to clarify your goals and reach them in a timely manner. She gives practical, evidence-based suggestions/options to help you navigate your concerns.

Written by D.A. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Cara is so helpful. She is really good at being understanding and empathetic and can always help me better understand myself. I have grown so much from her support.

Written by T.Y. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Authentic and knowledgeable :)

Written by L.I. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Cara has been such a blessing! I truly haven’t ever had such confidence in a therapist till meeting Cara. The guidance that she has given me in the few sessions we have had gives me so much hope for how much I can conquer in the future and I can’t wait to put in more work with her!!

Written by H.A. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Cara is amazing, she has helped me alot in hard and stressful times and have made me warm up from the first day I met her. She is amazing and would reccomend her to anybody.

Written by K.R. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I literally couldn’t have picked anyone better. I got really lucky being matched up with Cara. She’s so supportive and genuine, makes you laugh, but is also so knowledgeable and pragmatic. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Cara!

Written by S.A. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cara has been really great and I feel like I can talk to her about anything. She’s straight forward and doesn’t treat me like I’m some fragile doll like a lot of my previous therapist have done. I also feel I’ve gotten more help out of our sessions than the years I spent going to traditional therapy. :)

Written by J.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cara has been there for me through the roughest time in my life. I imagine speaking with her and being a client of hers for as long as she will let me. This is my first ever therapist and I couldn’t have asked for a better match

Written by T.A. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Cara is great! She makes you feel comfortable and her non traditional approach is perfect! You never feel like you are being judged for what you say or how you feel.

Written by L.O. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Cara is a godsend to me. She right away grasped and understood who I am as a person and what my struggles are. I immediately connected with her and she has gone above and beyond to help me and guide me and is always there. I have tried several therapists in the past and NONE have compared in the slightest bit to Cara. She is truly exceptional and I am the lucky one for having been connected with her. I never before felt so determined to overcome what I’m going through and feel with her guidance and wisdom, I can and will forge ahead with courage and conviction and finally get my life back on the right track where it’s supposed to be.

Written by T.Y. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Cara has been absolutely amazing thus far. Thank you for having her on your platform