Cara  Quinn

Cara Quinn

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Not accepting new clients in East Providence practice (updated December 02, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic illness
  • Existential challenges / crises

Professional statement

Cara Quinn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on couples counseling. She is one of two clinicians in RI certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a rigorous certification process, and works with couples to feel more connected in their relationships.

In addition to couples counseling, Cara supports individuals with anxiety, grief, depression, and trauma. She combines a variety of approaches, including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness practices. She and her dog, Roz, are also a certified Professional Pet Assisted Therapy (PPAT) team.

Cara works to understand and provide and non-judgmental space for her clients. She is dedicated to constantly improving her expertise, and makes continuing her education a regular part of her practice.

Message to clients

Therapy can be intimidating, especially when talking about charged issues. I offer a safe and accepting space to unpack the stuck patterns in your life to make sense of them in order to create lasting change.


Couples counseling - A process that explores, repairs, and strengthens your relationship; uses Emotionally Focused Therapy, a unique therapy modality for couples counseling

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Grief - Sadness and mourning following major loss. Usually associated with the death of a person, but can be expanded to loss of a job, relationship, future dreams, etc.

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Existential challenges / crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice

General expertise


Cara Quinn is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)


East Providence practice

20 Newman Avenue

Suite 2003

East Providence, RI 02916

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Cordis Counseling, Founder and Therapist, 2009 - Present

Gateway Healthcare, Outpatient Clinician, 2008-2009

Gateway Healthcare, Children's Intensive Services, Clinician, 2005-2009

University of Rhode Island, Masters, Human Development and Family Studies


  • English

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