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Cara L. Nazareth, MS, LCMFT

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Clinical Degree: Northwestern U., Couple and Family Therapy

Prepare/Enrich Certified: Yes

Wedding Officiant: Yes

Available: Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

Fees: $160/50-min. session; $240/90-min session

Clinical Special Interests: Substance Abuse; LGBTQ Issues; Intercultural Relationships; Immigration Issues; Cultural Identity Issues

Contact: Email cara@lindseyhoskins.com; Phone 240-752-7650 ext. 4

 

 

 

My Background

I am proud to have completed my graduate and clinical training at the Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. While at the clinic, I worked with couples, families, and individuals to address a wide range of concerns, including interpersonal conflict and intimacy, infidelity, and childhood loss, among others. In addition, I trained with the Community Outreach Program and provided home-based therapy to adolescents and their families. I had the privilege of collaborating with school social workers and teachers to address the needs of the whole child. Since then, I have been employed at a local non-profit agency, where I help individuals who are struggling with chronic mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders live meaningful lives in the community.

In addition to my work in the therapy room, I am passionate about promoting the field of couple and family therapy and finding ways to best serve the clients who seek our services. I am a Pre-Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am also the Maryland Chapter Chair of the Middle Atlantic Division of AAMFT.

Expertise

My clinical experience has provided me with the skills necessary to help couples, families, and individuals coping with a variety of concerns. As a couples therapist, I work with couples who are trying to repair and strengthen their relationships. I am dedicated to working with all couples, whether they are just starting to build their life together or have been together for decades! Some of my clinical interests include:

  • Improving communication
  • Transitioning to parenthood
  • Infertility
  • LGBT identity and relationships
  • Healing after an affair

As a family therapist, I have worked with families dealing with the highs and lows of family life. I have a passion for helping family members understand one another and have more positive interactions. Some of my clinical interests include:

  • Separation/divorce
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Blended families
  • Family conflict
  • Adoption/multi-cultural families

In addition, I have significant experience working with individuals and helping them cope with various concerns, including difficult life transitions, depression, stress, anxiety, gender identity, and relationship problems.

About Me

I consider myself a warm, collaborative therapist who takes the time to understand who you are and what you want out of your life and relationships. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of every client, and I believe there are many ways to heal and grow. I enjoy helping my clients identify the patterns that keep them stuck and find new, healthy ways of relating to self and others. Outside the therapy room, I enjoy relaxing with friends and family, trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors, and practicing yoga.

 

Check out Cara’s blog posts below:

Bipartisan Marriage? Tips for Leaving the Fighting to the Politicians :: 8 Things your Premarital Therapist Wants You to Know :: Too Much of a Good Thing :: Emotional Labor and its Cost to Intimate Relationships :: The Dos and Don’ts of Planning and Intercultural Wedding :: Is Mind-Reading Helping or Hurting Your Relationship? :: A Word on Gratitude :: How to Manage Fear and Anxiety :: How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship while Planning a Wedding :: What’s “Fair” When it comes to Chores? :: How to Stop the Negative Cycle :: How to Create and Sustain Change :: 9 Questions to Increase Intimacy :: How to Stay Connected when Geography Keeps You Apart :: Relationship Stalemate: When You’re at an Impasse :: Tips for a Good Apology :: Managing the Worries that come with Getting Engaged :: Celebrating the Holidays while Coping with Loss

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