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Cara Altom

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Cara Altom, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Cara!

Hello, I'm Cara and I've been practicing therapy since 2014. I utilize a person-centered approach using CBT, DBT, and solutions-focused techniques to ensure my clients... you... are seen, heard, and provided the opportunity to practice skills to help you grow in the areas you've come to therapy for. I look forward to working with you on your journey toward healing, wholeness, and understanding.

My approach

I am a person-centered therapist who uses a variety of techniques from approaches such as CBT, DBT, Solutions focused, and Narrative therapies. I enjoy providing my clients an eclectic approach to their needs and journies toward healing... as each person, and therefore each session, looks different!

My focus

I enjoy working with clients who are aware they need and want healing in their life. The healing can be from past trauma, relationship loss or conflict, issues with anger, or addiction.

My communication style

I aim to make all of my clients feel seen, understood, and appreciated for who they are, no matter the reason they find themselves in therapy. I use humor, "care-frontation" and psychoeducation in many of my sessions to build rapport, insight, and the pathway to healing.

My journey to mental healthcare

I attended therapy in my early 20s despite my family's stigmatizing view of therapy. In therapy, I found insight, healing, connection, and courage to face what I needed to in my life and to take the next steps toward the life I desired. Because I took these steps in my own life and found a treasure of support and eventually healing, I am passionate about coming alongside others in this same journey.

My goals for you

I make goals with clients in the first few sessions and then check in with clients either every session or every few sessions about these goals, based upon their presenting needs in each session.

My first session with you

I will introduce myself, and discuss their profile/what I understand their needs to be based upon the referral. Then I open it up to the client to introduce themselves and their perspective on what their needs are, and their goals for therapy.

About Cara

Specialities

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulsivity
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Methods

  • Christian Counseling
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Nurtured Heart
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Anthem, MHN, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), Tricare West, and Blue Shield of CA

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master in Counseling (MC) - California State University, Sacramento (2014)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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