Cara Tompkins Rosa
Cara Rosa, MC:AT, DVATI, C.C.C., ATPQ, is a certified art therapist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography, and a Master of Counselling degree with a specialization/Advanced Diploma in art therapy.
Cara is experienced with concerns related to stress and emotional conflicts; self-esteem; self-awareness and identity; goal setting and attainment; child and adolescent development; social skills; life transitions; marriage, parenting, and relationship difficulties including high-conflict divorce; addiction management; and grief and trauma processing. Cara works with clients of all ages and stages; she has special interests in adolescence to middle adulthood, motherhood, and transitional stages related to self-discovery and life purpose. Using the Expressive Therapies Continuum and working from a strengths-based, person-centred approach, Cara focuses on each individual’s unique perspectives, circumstances, and experiences.
Originally from California, Cara has lived in both Vancouver and Montreal. Cara is a wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, and sister. Artistically, she most enjoys ceramics, paper arts, photography, and jewelry; her other interests include family, yoga, reading, travel, food, and the beach. She loves to find beauty in the unexpected and the imperfect.
Cara is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association, Association des Art Thérapeutes du Québec, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and Association Québécoise des Thérapeuts Naturels.