About Cara

Cara Talaska MA, LPC, NCC

About my counseling

I offer a safe space for you to experience the magic of therapy: by entering this relationship you'll most likely improve! I'll help you own your strengths and values and extend them into new coping skills. You'll also find new body/mind approaches to fit your needs and preferences, from breathing, yoga, nutrition, and exercise to nature walks and cleaning house.



  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Academic stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting Support
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Populations Served

  • Adults (18-118)
  • Parents of Young Children



  • Eastern Michigan University, MA in Community Counseling, 2007
  • Licensed to provide Professional Counseling in Michigan, 6401010650
  • NBCC, Nationally Certified Counselor, 232638, 2011
  • Princeton University, MA in Social Psychology (research-focused), 2004

Modalities Used

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused/Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

COVID-19 Response

Crocus Counseling recently moved to telehealth-only services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and comply with shelter-in-place …

Accepting new clients

Crocus Counseling is pleased to announce that Cara Talaska, MA, LPC. NCC, can now accept new clients. Her client hours are …

Waitlist open

Crocus Counseling is currently at capacity and unable to accept new clients. We anticipate openings for new clients in September …