Welcome Moms and Dads!
I'm so glad you are here! You have taken a big step toward feeling better and enjoying family life.
Being a mom or dad was supposed to be the most amazing thing you ever did but sometimes, it’s the hardest, most overwhelming and scary thing you ever face. If you’re here, searching for a therapist, something isn’t going as well as you had hoped and you want to be happier and feel more in control of your life.
You may be struggling with a high-risk pregnancy, postpartum depression or anxiety, the trauma of a premature baby and NICU admission, an unexpected disability or even fetal or infant loss.
Perhaps you're adjusting to life with your new baby, the loss of sleep, challenges with feeding your baby, returning to work or staying home full time and, of course, figuring out who you are now that your'e a parent.
Maybe your toddler or pre-schooler is driving you crazy because they tantrum all the time, don’t follow directions and you're desperate to learn some positive parenting skills to help mange this behavior and bring the joy back to your lives.
Or, you may need help getting through a separation or divorce, supporting your children or managing difficult relationships with your co-parent.
"Helping You Cultivate Inner Happiness, Every Day of Your Life"
All of these issues are difficult and you don’t have to navigate them alone. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. You have a right to feel better, a right to enjoy your baby or young child and a right to feel good about yourself as an individual and as ‘mommy’ or ‘daddy’.
Places to Get Started
Cara is a San Diego therapist passionate about helping pregnant and post-partum women as well as families with babies and young children. From family planning, fertility, pregnancy and post -partum, Cara is experienced in helping clients overcome grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. She supports parents with new babies when things don’t go the way the parents expected, for example, a traumatic pregnancy or birth, fetal or infant loss, a NICU admission, adoption, known or unexpected infant disability, post-partum depression/anxiety and adjusting to a new life with your new baby and growing child. Cara will support your family through family planning into middle childhood, helping you navigate the twists and turns.