Cara Alexander

PhD, LCSW-C, BCD

Cara Alexander

PhD, LCSW-C, BCD

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Certified - 25363
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 3080
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

11810 Grand Park Avenue
Pike & Rose Suite 500
North Bethesda , Maryland 20852

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My Approach to Helping

Often people seek assistance to improve functioning and address issues existing in the lives that block them from experiencing true joy. We all desire to be happy and at times need guidance to the path of advancing happiness. What the path looks like and how far one travels is up to those seeking my services. I serve as the vehicle that supports getting individuals and families to their desired destination. I cater to my treatment approach and interventions to individuals and families\' specific needs and desires. I help those I work with see, claim, seek, and get their desired outcome. I have a unique ability to meet people where they are and provide support accordingly. I utilize my effective communication skills to establish a relationship with my clients to build a solid therapeutic rapport. This creates a safe environment fostering open sharing experiences that I can provide feedback on. I operate from a strengths perspective assisting individuals in tapping into internal protective factors that build resiliency. I push people to be the best version of themselves while teaching them to utilize internal sources of strength to sustain positive functioning. Let me support you in embracing your life in a manner that leads to your happiness.

More Info About My Practice

ARE YOU FEELING INCREASED STRESS AS A RESULT OF THE MADNESS CAUSED BY COVID-19?

The unknown associated with this pandemic presents several pressures for parents. Families are confined to their homes feeling powerless. Children, teens and young adults often lack insight to the gravity of this public health crisis making adhering to social distancing and shelter in place orders difficult to accept. Parents are left having to enforce imposed restrictions, which can increase tension and conflict in the home.

I am here to help! Rest assured you have a place to be supported with finding your families new normal. Having professional guidance as you fight to keep yourself and your loved ones safe can make a difference in your quality of life. You deserve to be heard while receiving assistance in finding healthy ways to deal with all the pressures you face. I can provide you support in the comfort of your home via tele-health. Contact me to learn practical strategies that will allow you to stress less and bond more with your loved ones.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A DIFFICULT TIME IN LIFE. I CAN HELP!
    Examples of situations I can help with,
    •Parents trying to get back to the good old days of family harmony with their adolescent with the` desire to discontinue engaging in intense, prolonged, unhealthy conflict with their child.
    • Couples having a difficult time seeing eye to eye as a result of facing lack of faithfulness, money issues, being a parents, in-laws intrusion, or work challenges.
    • Individuals struggling internally to find peace and restore their happy place.
    • Tweens and Teens that encounter obstacles managing classroom, social, or general life demands.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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