Cara Pruitt

(MS, MA, LPC)

About Me

Making the decision to seek help for your teen can be overwhelming all on its own, finding the right therapist for your son or daughter is the next difficult task. I want nothing more than for you to find the right fit for your child to feel safe and comfortable with your selection. It is my goal to provide a safe, supportive, and accepting environment. I offer compassion and objective listening.

I take an eclectic approach when formulating a customized treatment plan that best fits your child's specific needs and goals. Examples of approaches I might work from are cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused; however, there are several others that I am highly competent in and may also incorporate into a treatment plan if the need is there. I believe people are constantly seeking to grow and renew themselves and blossom into their fullest potential. It is my goal to assist your child in successfully meeting their personal goals and becoming who they are longing to be. It may be much simpler than this, it may be helping them handle a heartache from their first love. The teens years bring about a number of things that can be trying for them to deal with on their own.

I look forward to working with you and your child.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #74173 (Expires: 2020-11-01)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Cara is a wonderful, thoughtful counselor that really took the time to listen and assist my partner and I. We have greatly benefited from our sessions together and are very grateful to have been paired with her! She gave me the confidence and reassurance I needed to continue growing as a person and a partner and I highly recommend her as a teen counseling counselor.

Written by L.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have only had one session with Cara, but we both felt heard during our session. Some of the suggestions that Cara made seemed simple, but really helped. For example, have a "safe word" when we are in a disagreement about something HELPED! We used the strategy and it worked.

Written by L.A. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coaching

Cara is understanding and supportive. She offers actionable solutions. She listens and is very flexible with meeting times. I was hesitant of getting therapist but after my first session with Cara I was so happy with my decision!

Written by K.R. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Cara has been there with sound advise and helped me through one of the most difficult time of my life. She gives a tough but caring approach to helping with my issues.

Written by T.A. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Cara for 4 months

Cara is helping me through a difficult time and is holding me accountable as well as helping me put things into perspective.

Written by C.H. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Cara for 2 months

Very helpful, my 14 yo is a tough one, and she is starting to get her to talk, she loves that she has kids her age, and is always smiling.

Written by A.S. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Cara has made a true difference in my life at one of my hardest times by helping me focus through the storm and start getting to what matters most. In a short time, I was able to start seeing things more quickly and make action plans in the best interest for me for the first time in years.

Written by R.E. on Jan 23, 2019 after counseling with Cara for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Cara is wonderful! She's a balance of professional and personable, and has been a joy to work with. We're able to flexibly make appointments and have our sessions correspond to what works best for our needs, whether its video or voice calls, or simply messaging back and forth in between sessions when we have any questions or concerns. She's been a tremendous help in enabling me and my partner to better communicate and support one another to further strengthen our relationship, and she herself is great at communicating to us her insights and methods for us to use in order to introspect and improve. I couldn't recommend her more!

Written by A.L. on Dec 11, 2018 after counseling with Cara for 1 month

Mrs. Cara is an amazing listener, encourager and great accountability. I love the “homework” that she encouraged me to do and wanting me to continue to take steps to improve. So thankful for the time I got to spend with her and I have recommended many friends to teen counseling since I started.

Written by L.O. on Dec 04, 2018 after counseling with Cara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Highly intelligent, sincere and courteous, Cara is an absolute pleasure to work with. Every session is productive and comfortable.

Written by M.E. on Nov 16, 2018 after counseling with Cara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Cara is very helpful and listens to your concerns. She is receptive to hearing about your issues and helping with solutions. She returns messages in a timely manner.

Written by J.A. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Cara has helped me tremendously identify some things in my life I was not aware of and has helped develop some steps to change them.

Written by M.E. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Cara for 2 weeks

Cara is very professional and a great listener! She has helped me realize things that I never thought someone else would understand. Life can be hard and it’s good to talk to someone without judgment and an unbiased perspective. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Cara!