Welcome and hello! My name is Cara Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California who works with young adults, adults, couples, and families who find themselves in a difficult season of life. As a therapist, I believe that life is not an easy journey, and no one is exempt from the storms of life. Having someone to walk with us through these storms is invaluable, and therapy offers a healing support system during difficult times.
I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. I am trained in the following skills and specializations: Bereavement Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Gottman Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, and the integration of Christian faith with psychology for clients that desire this.
I have extensive experience in treating a wide array of issues such as: depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, suicidality, family stressors such as divorce or a new blended family, creating healthy relationships, a variety of social situations, and how to make big life decisions. Being trained in bereavement therapy I have worked with individuals after the loss of a loved one, which can present a wide array of effects. Using EMDR, I have assisted individuals process traumatic events they have experienced, which continue to adversely affect their daily lives. And with Gottman Couples therapy I have worked with couples to strengthen their connections and intimacy, leading to more satisfying relationships.
When we are struggling it is not always easy to reach out and ask for help, and I commend you on taking this first step towards growth and healing. I look forward to walking with you in your journey of life, and helping you to the best of my ability.
Cara Morales, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 5521
CA LMFT 84336
ID LMFT LMFT-8031
Cara is kind and empathic and affirming! It was a pleasure to work with her!
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I am so grateful for Cara. I have always felt that she is available and flexible but even more, she is a great therapist. She listens, remembers and offers suggestions that work for me as an individual, taking into account my situations, my family and my preference for communication.
Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Cara has listened to my concerns / challenges and talks through the options to best handle each issue.
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
I’m happy to have found her. She gives me hope.
Written on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Cara is wonderful! She is kind and caring, truly genuine in her approach. She makes you feel immediately comfortable and is fully transparent with you throughout the process. I am a new client but am finding such comfort in having her as my counselor and in my life!
Written on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes