WELCOME TO MY STORY
I'm here to walk alongside you
Hi, I'm Cara. I am a mother to three handsome, busy and rambunctious little boys; so I am in the trenches with you dear moms. I grew up in Sylvan Lake, and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree. I taught and counselled children and youth (K-12) for 10 years in the Red Deer public school system. During this time I got my Masters in Psychology & Counselling.
I have my own journey through motherhood that has been tough, overwhelming and at times very isolating. This season in my life created the passion and deep caring I feel for mothers as they too adjust during motherhood. It has led me here with you. I can relate to many new and seasoned moms out there. Sometimes we need help to crawl out of a dark space, and I would be honoured to help you reframe your story.
I also have a passion for helping families. My experience in the school system has given a great understanding for children and teens. I believe that a deeper healing happens when the family unit is involved in the process of therapy.
My Training & Experience
Postpartum Action Institute Graduate - Santa Barbara, California
Somatic Experiencing level 1 - Peter Levine Institute
Accelerated Resolution Therapy - ART, Calgary
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy TEAM intensive Training - David Burns
Attachment, Mind and Brain Training - Daniel Siegel, MD
Healing After Birth Trauma Training
Children and Youth Counselling - RDPSD
Suicide Intervention - Assist Training
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
About The Clinic
Our quiet and peaceful clinic is located downtown Red Deer across from City Hall on Ross Street.
It is an intimate space with coffee and tea and a place to ground when you walk in.
Please remember to bring change for parking and to allow time to walk to the park to integrate after your session if you feel called to.