Cara is the Founder and Clinical Director of Shoreline Wellness Center, LLC a mid-sized, multi-specialty, group, behavioral health practice. She is also the Founder and President of Shoreline Social Opportunity Solutions, INC. which is an approved 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing community mental health services and outreach programs to her community. Cara specializes in the treatment of adult, child, and adolescent anxiety and phobia disorders (including the treatment of Selective Mutism). She also specializes in blended family and step-family issues and divorce, as well as adolescent developmental issues and has recently been trained in EMDR therapy and becoming certified. Her vision for creating Shoreline Wellness Center and Shoreline Social Opportunity Solutions was to bring people together suffering from various mental illnesses and to help them heal in a safe, nurturing, and holistic environment, one in which focuses on helping people achieve personal wellness.

Cara utilizes an eclectic approach to her therapeutic treatment but primarily utilizes person centered treatment modalities as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is currently, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Psychology; with an anticipated completion date of September 2016 Cara’s dissertation research is on the effective treatment of Selective Mutism.

Cara is actively involved in the CT Counseling Association (CCA) and served as a Chair for the Public Relations Committee in 2007-2009, where she received the 2008 President’s Award for her Outstanding Commitment to the Counseling Profession.

Cara also supervises Graduate Counseling students from several of the local Colleges and Universities nearby. She is a member of (CACES) CT Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and has recently become Chair for the Membership Committee. She is also the CT State Coordinator for the Selective Mutism Association/Childhood Anxiety Network.

Cara Powers, LPC
Shoreline Wellness Center
415 Main St.
West Haven, CT 06516