Cara Alexander

PhD, LCSW-C, BCD

Cara Alexander

PhD, LCSW-C, BCD

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

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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

Have you done everything in your power to give your child the best opportunities within life? Are you confused as to why your child is struggling emotionally? Have you tried every parenting skill, self-help measure, and read every wellness book to help your child heal and nothing changes?

Children deal with emotional issues that parents often cannot understand. I am able effectively address emotional issues to include anxiety, stress, identity concerns, academic struggles and peer relationship issues. As a parent, you also need a place where you can receive support to manage your day-to-day parenting struggles. With over 20 years experience, I can help your child start improving their behavior by tackling challenges that plague their emotions, actions, and thoughts.

I also support parents manage work, life, interpersonal relationships and the complex dynamics you face. The time has come for you to stop worrying in silence about what steps you should take to help yourself and your son or daughter begin to thrive. You can breathe knowing that you have found a place where you can decrease your own emotional load, help your child grow within their emotional journey and learn how to embrace the brighter side of life.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Psychotherapy and Life Coaching. Working with Individual, Couples, and Family. Offering Expertise Working with: Children, Adolescents, Marital Discord, Women’s Issues, Families Impacted by the Disease of Addiction, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Grief, Depression, Military Lifestyle, Parenting Challenges and more.

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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