Marriage and Family Therapy Corp.                             1 (760)207-7486

Client Center Services

All services are individually tailored to meet each person's specific therapeutic goals.  A variety of modalities are utilized to meet each clients specific needs.  Common evidence based modalities utilized include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Experiential Therapy.  

Founder, Clinical Director, and President

Cara Wilkerson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Texas, and Florida with over 17 years experience providing therapy. She graduated Suma Cum Laude, from California State University San Marcos, with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. She completed her Masters with a degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), is an EMDRIA Consultant, and an EMDRIA credit provider. Cara is certified in the Eagala model of equine assisted psychotherapy, is level one trained in the Natural Lifemanship trauma informed model of equine assisted therapy, and is trained in equine assisted EMDR. In addition, Cara is certified in Brainspotting and is a Brainspotting consultant in training.

Cara has over 17 years experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, addiction, self harm and suicidality. She provides individual therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy to a diverse population, from a variety of multicultural backgrounds. She specializes in working with complex trauma, dissociation, and attachment traumas. 

Cara also provides Clinical Supervision to Associates working toward their own licensure.

Statement from Cara

With the complexity of the human experience, individuals often need a place to process their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, beliefs, values, traumas, relationships, responsibilities, expectations, disappointments, roles, coping methods, development ect. I feel privileged to meet clients where they are at in their process, and collaboratively identify where they would like to be. I have more than 17 years experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, peer conflicts, adjustments, grief, substance use, addiction, relationship violence, and sleep issues. I utilize a variety of evidenced based practices, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing, and trauma informed modalities including Brainspotting and Natural Lifemansip. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental place for clients to start working towards their therapeutic goals.

Client Centered Services 

"Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, what we are willing to do or are able to resist, all move in a positive direction."
― Francine Shapiro, Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

Upcoming EMDR trainings