We help couples feel secure and connected, so in moments of stress, they turn towards one another, instead of turning away. We help individuals learn to identify, acknowledge, and cope with difficult emotions, so life feels a little less overwhelming. We strongly believe that therapy can help any person, at any stage of life, once they are ready to reach out for help.

What is a marriage and family therapist?
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) believe that people do not exist in a vacuum. I understand that your job, intimate relationships, family, social media, medical conditions, and the community you live in can affect your mood and how you feel about yourself, so I take all of these factors into consideration when developing a plan for therapy. MFTs also believe that therapy should be brief, focused on the present (not the distant past), and concerned about the overall, long-term health of the entire family.
How much does therapy cost?

My prices reflect my expertise in relationship therapy, and the belief that therapy is an investment in you – your relationships, your mental health, and your overall well-being.

  • 50 minute session, $180
  • 90 minute session, $270
Do you accept my health insurance?

Maybe! I accept all Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland plans. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Please call your insurance company to verify your coverage.

You may want to ask these questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • Do I have a co-pay? How much is it?
  • How many sessions per year does my plan cover?
  • Are there dollar limits, visit limits, or other limits for my mental health benefits?
  • Do I need pre-authorization in order to receive mental health services?

For other insurance plans, I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means that you are responsible for the full cost of the session, but depending on your insurance plan you may be eligible for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits, medical spending, or health care savings accounts. 

How long does therapy last?
I don’t believe that therapy should last forever. It’s important to me that you gain insight and learn practical skills to address your concerns quickly and effectively. The length of therapy varies depending on several factors, including the issues you seek to address. Most clients experience relief and feel hopeful about their future within the first three to four sessions; however, it can take a few months to resolve problems completely. It’s important to me that your voice is heard, so we’ll check in every couple of weeks to see how therapy is going and discuss how to modify our sessions to meet your needs.
How do I know you're the right therapist for me?
It’s important that you find a therapist who is trustworthy, has the necessary skills, and will take the time to understand who you are and what you want out of your life and relationships. I offer a complimentary phone consultation, so you can see whether we might work well together. During the phone consultation, we’ll discuss what brings you to therapy, and I’ll give you a general idea of how we’ll tackle your problems. Contact me directly.

Our Services

Individual Counseling

Understand what's keeping you stuck and how to feel like yourself again.

Couples Therapy

Repair your relationship and feel more connected and understood.

Premarital Counseling

Identify your strengths and what you need to work on to make your marriage thrive.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Cara is willing to say things I don’t want to hear, but in an objective and helpful way.”

Individual counseling client

“Cara’s structured and interactive manner is helpful in keeping us on the right track, which is reassuring when you know you have a long way to go. She asks for feedback and uses it to tailor our sessions, so I feel she is really working for us and with us, and not just going by a script. She is great at making sure we both feel heard and valued.”

Couples therapy client

“Cara keeps me focused on whatever I am working on in that particular session. She is an active listener and I can tell she really cares about what I am going through.”

Individual counseling client

“Cara exceeded my expectations by not just being an engaged listener but by providing objective feedback based on our situation. She made us feel very comfortable and allowed us to feel secure with opening up about our issues.”

Couples therapy client

“Cara gave us some constructive activities to do and behaviors to be aware of, which allowed us to be more considerate with how we communicate with each other and our families.”

Couples therapy client

Getting Started

I offer a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation to start things off. This gives you an opportunity to see if I’m a good fit and discuss what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of our sessions. It’s also the perfect time to ask questions or voice concerns you may have about the process.