Meet Our Therapist!
Ca’ren is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the nationally accredited program at Pfeiffer University. Ca’ren plans to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist upon graduation with the hopes of specializing in Sex Therapy.
She has experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents who struggle with understanding themselves and how they show up in their family of origin, relationships, and social circles. Ca’ren prides herself in understanding how our individual cultural backgrounds have an influence in how we view ourselves and how we believe other’s view us. She has a background in research on the benefits of incorporating Mindfulness to increase intimacy and connection with couples who struggle with sexual frequency or satisfaction.
Her hope for therapy is to help her clients understand and embrace the multiple parts that make us whole. She encourages clients to explore the roles they play in their various relationships by guiding her clients to a space of accountability and compassion. Ca’ren supports them in navigating through their past experiences to find their true selves and granting them permission to show up confidently in their relationships. Ca’ren uses a combination of attachment and experiential theory to assist her clients in understanding their past, while advocating for them to walk a path as the most authentic version of themselves.
Ca’ren has experience working with high conflict couples, life transitions, communication struggles, religious or spiritual exploration, family of origin exploration, cultural influence, and affair recovery.
Ca’ren is a foodie who enjoys trying new recipes and eating her way through different cities. A Baltimore native, she loves nothing more than a dozen (or two) of freshly steamed blue crabs. When she isn’t seeing clients, Ca’ren enjoys spending time in nature and hiking, where she gets a chance to reconnect and talk to the trees.
Ca’ren is a student member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT)