Cara Loraw, PsyD

Hello! I’m Cara. I am a licensed clinical psychologist.

I have deep respect for all of my clients. Therapy involves change, openness, and willingness, and is a personal investment. For these reasons, I believe that the treatment you receive should be effective, and I use a blend of established research and your personal goals to ensure that it is. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which means that I am interested in how you perceive the world through your thoughts, emotions, and senses. This method also ensures that treatment is tailored to you, as we will work together to establish mutual goals. Ultimately, I want to help you improve your life, teach you skills to cope with difficulties you may face in the future, and put myself out of a job! Through our work together, you will become an expert in coping and resilience.

CBT and its mindfulness-based offspring (Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) are excellent options if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, confidence, or grief. In addition, CBT has been adapted over the years to specifically treat PTSD and eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder. If you have been experiencing these problems, I would love to meet with you and discuss your treatment options.

Starting therapy may feel nerve wracking, intimidating, exciting, and sometimes confusing! Whether you are feeling apprehensive or are eager to start, I am looking forward to joining you on this journey.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy throwing my knowledge of behaviorism away by spoiling my dogs and rewarding their bad (but oh so very cute) behavior with treats, play time, and snuggles. I also enjoy exercising and exploring local cuisine with my partner, who is a chef in Lancaster.