Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Cara Dixon-Taliaferro is a Licensed Mental Health counselor with 16 years of experience. She has been in private practice for the past 10 years. During her career, she has worked with a very diverse population of adults and children. Specializing in PTSD and other trauma disorders, she can treat most mental health conditions.
Cara’s approach to treatment integrates several modalities Which helps to tailor the individual needs plan of the client and brief. She has experience with pain management strategies and applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, skill building strategies and hypnosis. Her philosophy of Mental Health change is rooted in her belief that our thinking patterns are formed to protect us from emotional and physical harm. Thinking patterns do become outdated but most times we neglect to update our thoughts and thinking patterns with information that is current. Trauma makes the update very difficult. Cara’s approach is to get thoughts, emotions and behaviors more in line with current information and she teaches coping skills that support that.
Counseling has long term benefits and works well along with medical treatment. With Cara, the client has control in setting the pace for healing and creating counseling goals, but the client has to do the work in order for emotional healing & recovery to occur.