“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
I have experience counseling people of all ages in both individual and group settings. I have ties to the military community and have been an advocate for veteran suicide awareness. I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and have completed courses in Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), Psychological First Aid (PFA), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am a QPR Gatekeeper for education in suicide prevention.
I believe counseling provides a safe, warm, supportive relationship where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings and learn new strategies for coping with situations and emotions. My desire is to work with you to develop new patterns in your life that can lead to healthier coping skills, increased confidence, and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in your life. I believe my role is to help you utilize what you already know and your strengths to help you overcome barriers in order to grow more fully into who you want to become. I believe in the strength of human resiliency, but sometimes we become stuck and need help to move forward. I believe that one must take a holistic approach to overall health. The mind, body and spirit are so intimately connected that one most certainly influences the others.
As far as human nature is concerned, I believe you have a desire to do what is right, but often find you do the very things that might not be in your best interests. That desire to do what is right is what gives me hope for everyone. I believe you can never fall too far to benefit from counseling. I believe everyone can change – if they really want to. I want to be the person that helps you on your journey of hope. I think so many people keep everything bottled up and do not share their feelings and fears with anyone. This can lead them to believe they are the only one feeling this way and that can be a very dark place. I want you to know you are not alone and that there is hope!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #095624 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
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Cara is engaged, sensitive to me issues and charming.
After only a month or 2 of working with Cara, she's helped me to have more confidence in myself by empowering me to trust my thoughts and feelings rather than suppress them. When my thoughts and actions aren't healthy, she suggests more productive ways to cope. Just knowing that she's "in my corner" makes a huge difference for me.
Cara is really changing my life. I feel she is really helping me have a more enjoyable and healthy life. With great coping skills and encouragement!
Cara is amazing! She is so kind, compassionate, and understanding. She makes me feel heard and provides the right balance of listening and advice. Sessions with her are the best part of my week!
She is very sweet and kind. She has helped me already. I would recommend her.
Cara listens intently and is easy to talk to. I appreciate that she always responds in a timely manner and follows up each session with a summary. Cara helped me see connections I hadn’t considered before.
She very good at listening and helping me understand my experiences.
Cara is an excellent Therapist who you can form a trusting relationship with quickly. She’s a good listener and gets to the root of the problem. She offers sound advice but wants to know how you feel about it.
Cara Kelley is the best! She listens intently. She makes great suggestions and her messages show that she really understands my feelings.
It has been truly amazing meeting with Cara. I was able to voice things I never really was able to. She helped me reach my goals. I was scared of therapy before but no longer feel that way. I wondered before why people thought therapy was so helpful and now I understand. Super grateful for her!
Cara has been very easy to speak with. She listens well and give feedback and suggestions for coping with issues I am having to try. She helps me to be okay with my feelings without making feel like she is patronizing me. She doesn’t pretend to understand my feelings but validates the normalcy which helps me to know that even though I don’t personally know people that has been in my position , I am not alone. After both sessions I have had with Cara I seem to come out of it feeling a little better each time motivating me to keep going and to allow my feelings but don’t live in them. Some does are and will be bad and for now that’s okay.
Cara has been wonderful. Her energy is open and caring, without pandering. I appreciate her for that. Glad she is part of your team. Thank you Better Help.
Cara is so easy to talk to. She’s friendly and listens. She makes you feel comfortable and makes it easy to open up to her. My mental health has improved after she became my counselor and I look forward to our meetings.
Cara is simply the best!
Cara has truly been great. I feel rejuvenated after our sessions and a lot happier. She listens, offers various coping methods and always ends the session with positive reinforcement. I couldn’t be happier.