Cara  Thomas

Cara Thomas

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Florida, Washington Accepting Online
Cara Cares Health & Wellness, LLC Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Message to clients

Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping people manage their mental health, overall wellness and becoming the best version of themselves. I pride myself on being person centered, warm, empathetic and most importantly, non-judgmental. I am solution focused, goal orientated and understand the importance of being relatable. My ultimate goal is to assist you in identifying your goals and healthy coping skills.

My specialities include supporting people who are struggling with: ADHD, Anxiety, conflict resolution, cultural identity, goal setting, Depression, low self esteem, life transitions, micro-aggressions, relationship issues, sexuality, stress management and woman's issues. I specialize in CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.

If we decide to work with each other, you can expect to reflect on how your childhood trauma and experiences impact your current behaviors and perception of life. I will also support you in improving your insight/awareness and help you develop the coping skills you need to better navigate life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NY)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NY)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NY)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NY)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NY)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cara Cares Health & Wellness, LLC practice
Westchester County, New York, New York 10550
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years


Columbia University, Masters of Education, 2007
Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, 2005


Licensure

New York: 004290

Florida: MH21832

Washington: LH61388983


Languages

English