Cara Yonovitz, LPC, received her masters in counseling and art therapy from Wayne State University. She has experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Prior to joining the Lotus team, Cara worked in community mental health to provide services to adults and children experiencing severe mental illness. Cara is well versed in treament of a variety of mental health concerns as well as crisis intervention. In addition to general mental health, life transitions, relationship concerns and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, Cara also has experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, memory loss, trauma and addictions. She has grown a passion for helping clients find their path through deep understanding of their values, strengths, and what brings them long term sustainable happiness.
Cara strongly believes in the importance of a judgement free environment in order to provide empathy, support and guidance into self-discovery and growth. She utilizes an integrative approach in treatment which encompasses aspects of mindfulness, strength based and solution focused therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and art therapy. Cara believes that you do not have to be a great artist to benefit from therapeutic creative expression, which can provide an insightful outlet. Art therapy can be as simple as experiencing calm and mindfulness from a coloring book; but it can also produce an enhanced understanding of one’s deepest emotions and thoughts.