Like all Shift Psychologists, Cara is trained in the Shift Protocol, which is the highly effective blending of two well-researched approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Bi-Lateral Stimulation (BLS). She also has experience in Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy, as well as experience working with children and adolescents.


What is your name/nicknames?

Cara, Carebear

What do you do at Shift?

I am a therapist at Shift! I love working with adults, as well as children and teenagers who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and suicidal ideation.

What are your academic credentials?

Currently, I am a:

  • Registered Provisional Psychologist
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology

Do you have any pets?

I have a pit bull mix named Chase! He’s nine years old and loves to eat, nap and cuddle.

Specialty Populations/Issues:

She thoroughly enjoys helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, as well as grief and loss.


What is your favourite food?

I love all kinds of Italian food, especially my Nonna’s!

What is a skill you are working on currently?

I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar for years, I’m hoping to actually learn in 2019!

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to read, watch Netflix, and go on strolls with my dog, preferably in the mountains!

What is your dream car?

A Tesla model S

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

Youtube videos of babies laughing always get me. Some good stand-up comedy also never fails.

Cara takes a positive, strength-based approach and has worked with individuals, families and students of all ages.  She also enjoys coaching clients sort through interpersonal challenges, and to improve their personal performance in all areas of their lives.  With a warm and empathetic style, she quickly establishes rapport and helps motivate her clients to improve their lives and create a joy-filled existence. Cara is compassionate and open-minded and feels strongly that emotional struggles and difficult experiences are universal, and everyone should have access to the help that they need.  When she is not immersed in creating magnificent mental fitness for clients, you could find her cuddling her dog while binging true crime documentaries, or getting her boots on to attend a country concert. She also really loves Batman, jetting off to California, and the occasional mystery novel (Karin Slaughter books are a personal favourite).

Downtown Calgary Location

Mount Royal Block; 815 17 Ave SW #210, Calgary, AB, CA

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The community has experienced dramatic changes in the last twenty years. Much of its residential and an increasing proportion of its commercial areas have been redeveloped to accommodate Calgary’s rapid growth. The Area Redevelopment Plan encourages the continuation of this trend in a manner which reflects community and city-wide objectives and fosters medium density residential and commercial development.

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Call our office today in order to book an appointment with Cara or ask further questions.
We have offices in Calgary: 587.352.6463 and in Edmonton: 780.705.6463.


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