Cara Thames

MA, LPC-Intern

Cara has her Masters degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She completed
her Bachelors in Psychology at Texas A&M University.

Cara offers individual counseling for adolescent and college age girls, and women in their mid to
late 20’s. She also offers pre-marital and marital counseling.

She specializes in:
● Identity Issues
● Relationship dynamics/issues
● Boundary Development
● Anxiety and Depression
● Sexuality
● Life stage adjustment
● Spirituality
● Pre-marital counseling
● Marriage Enrichment
● Eating disorders and body image issues

During her studies Cara worked and volunteered for Young Life, both in College Station and
Dallas, where she mentored high-school aged girls. Over the last eight years she has helped
adolescents and young women walk through self-esteem issues, problems arising from social
media, perfectionism and performance thinking, relationship and body image issues. This has
given her insight into the life and culture of high school aged girls, particularly in North Dallas.
She has a heart and passion for walking with young women as they learn to overcome the issues
they face.

Cara has also worked at an intensive outpatient clinic the last few years, giving her experience in
addiction, dual diagnosis, and clinical depression and anxiety. She was a part of a collaborative
team that worked to meet individual’s specific needs, and understands that each person needs an
unique treatment plan. She believes in holistic health – body, mind, and spirit, and works with
individuals to assess and help grow all aspects of themselves. Cara aims to provide a safe and
encouraging environment where a therapeutic relationship can be developed, and the healing
process can begin.

Cara was recently married to her husband Ryan in 2017. They are members of a local church and
are involved in a weekly homegroup. Cara enjoys biking, reading, cooking, traveling and good
coffee.

Cara is supervised by Liz Casteel, MA, LPC-S