Cara Baltimore, LCSW-C, CEO
Cara Baltimore, LCSW-C is our Chief Executive Officer.
Cara Baltimore, LCSW-C, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children, adolescents, and families. Cara has a passion for helping others reach their highest self and offers a safe, comfortable, and culturally competent atmosphere. She provides a holistic approach that allows you to be the author of your own treatment. Cara is a hands-on therapist that encourages others to apply skills directly in practice. She is most passionate about helping individuals move trauma from the mind and body, equipping them with the skills necessary to take control of their lives and begin truly living.
Cara has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), & Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). She is also a Certified Anger Management Specialist- Trainer (CAMS II) & Nationally Certified Parenting Instructor for court-ordered individuals requiring training in either of these areas.
Cara has worked in various settings, including psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, therapeutic group homes, schools, outpatient mental health clinics, community health departments, and community crisis response programs. She is experienced in working with individuals who struggle with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, mood, psychosis, adjustment, and personality disorders. She also has worked with individuals impacted by co-occurring conditions.
In addition, Cara has extensive experience in the administrator sector overseeing behavioral health programs in Maryland. She has extensive knowledge of Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and The Joint Commission. She also has consultation experience with organizations, helping them build Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRP).
“Since I could remember I had the desire to give back to the world, and share the hope that burns inside of me. Being happy, and peaceful even dark and chaotic situations, has motivated me to follow my passion and share that with others; to be able to help individuals heal, and grow is what I look forward to each day. I was created to help others heal, and to help others reach their highest self! That is my destiny, and that is my assignment!”