Cara Brigandi →
Cara Brigandi is the Counseling Intern at the Chicago, IL location.
I strive to collaboratively create a safe, therapeutic space tailored to meet the needs, challenges, and personal goals of each partner.
As we work together, we collaboratively explore awareness, self-compassion to enhance the overall quality of your relationship. Respecting your pace, I utilize the therapeutic relationship to explore your resources and resiliency to promote interpersonal strength, vitality and overall wellness.
My approach utilizes supportive psychotherapy for individuals dealing with emotional trauma, unmet family needs, anxiety, depression and substance abuse recovery. With an interactive, integrative approach, I will reassure you, we are in this together. I am welcoming to all abilities, gender identities, sexualities, and cultures.
My approach to couples therapy is to help each partner discover who they are and who they want to be in the relationship. I support each partner not only in their union, but also who they are as individuals. Together we will target conflicts, learn new tools to resolve conflict and recognize symptoms of distress. We will work to move through the “stuckness” you may be in and discover the couple you really want to be.