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Cara (Kroeker) Down

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LiMHP) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Nebraska. In addition, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor. For the past twelve years, I have had the opportunity of working with a diverse population of clients who have come from many different walks of life. I have worked with individuals, groups and couples and most recently, emerging adults, as they address their concerns with depression, anxiety, addictions, abuse and trauma and relationship issues. In addition to to providing mental health services, I have nine years of experience as an Associate Professor of Psychology. I taught Counseling Psychology, Abnormal Psychology , Theories of Personality, and Lifespan Development, just to name a few.

It is very important for me to get to know my client on a holistic level within a safe environment that allows us to work together as issues surface and goals are identified. I count it an honor and privilege when someone has reached a level of comfort with me that allows them to enter difficult and often uncomfortable discussions, trusting me that I can help them to find the freedom from the fears, thoughts and hurts that have been negatively affecting their lives. I am a solution focused counselor who is client centered, and uses various evidenced based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to assist in the process of change.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and joining you on the process of self-discovery, healing and growth.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cara (Kroeker) Down. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cara is the best! So supportive and wise! Can I give her a 20 out of 10? Amazing!

Written on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with Cara for 1 year and 3 months

I appreciate the fact that Cara listens and takes to heart what I say. I also appreciate that she makes every effort to be objective and tells me her honest opinion with no frivolous words. She tells me what I need to hear (based on her professional opinion) and not necessarily what I want to hear. This makes her conversations with me more sincere and candid. I also respect the fact that she brings in the word of God—something which brings truth to what I personally need in my counseling sessions. I look forward to communicating with her at each session.

Written on Feb 21, 2019 after therapy with Cara for 1 month