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Cara McLeod, MA, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

Expertise

Approach

Credentials

About Me

Biography

I am a wife and mom of two teens, Ryder and Addie, and dog, Izzy, residing in Frisco, Texas.  I grew up in Texas, attended Baylor University and moved to Colorado for graduate school. 

 

As a college athlete, I started out in the health and wellness field, training both myself and others to excel in their pursuit of physical fitness.  I soon discovered, however, the importance of mental and emotional health.  Many of the physically well individuals I worked with were unhappy, stressed or lonely.

 

Over the years, I have pursued extensive training to treat a variety of mental health issues and accumulated a depth of knowledge from each of the hundreds of individuals I’ve had the opportunity to work with.  It is my calling and passion to join others on their journey of healing.

 

I attended Baylor University, graduating in 1999 with my Bachelors of Science in Education Degree in Health and Wellness Studies, Cum Laude.

After graduating, I continued my studies and attended Colorado Christian University, graduating in 2001 with my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling.

Education

 

Expertise

As a licensed Counselor, I specialize in the treatment of:

  • trauma

  • addiction

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • relationship issues

 

I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient treatment, community mental health and, most recently, as an outpatient clinical director.  I am currently offering therapy services to individuals 15 years of age and older in the North Dallas Metroplex area.

 

The approach I take with my patients is that of intentional, compassionate care. I have pursued extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Multisystemic Therapy (MST).

My Therapeutic and Counseling services are available to individuals, families and couples. These services are available for both in person sessions as well as virtual sessions.

Approach

 

Credentials

LPC-S Texas, 70921

LPC Colorado, 0004013

EMDR Certified Therapist 

EMDR International Association Member

American Counseling Association (ACA) Member