About Cara

Cara Talaska MA, LPC, NCC

About my counseling

I offer a safe space for you to experience the magic of therapy: just allowing yourself to join an authentic healing relationship can work wonders.

I'll help you own your strengths and values and extend them into both coping skills and ways to heal old wounds. If you're looking for work to do outside of sessions, I can also offer and support body/mind/spirit approaches that fit your needs and preferences, from nature walks and mindful breathing to exercise and cleaning house.



  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Life transitions
  • Academic stress
  • Workplace stress
  • Relationship and attachment issues
  • Neurodiversity
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting Support
  • Self worth issues
  • 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