Cara Quinn, LMFT

Cara Quinn

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Not accepting new clients; find available Rumford therapists here


20 Newman Ave
Suite 2003
Rumford, RI 02916

Offers remote video sessions.





Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-7:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Couples counseling

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic illness

  • Existential challenges / crises

Professional statement

Cara Quinn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on couples counseling. She is one of two clinicians in RI certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a rigorous certification process, and works with couples to feel more connected in their relationships.

In addition to couples counseling, Cara supports individuals with anxiety, grief, depression, and trauma. She combines a variety of approaches, including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness practices. She and her dog, Roz, are also a certified Professional Pet Assisted Therapy (PPAT) team. 

Cara works to understand and provide and non-judgmental space for her clients. She is dedicated to constantly improving her expertise, and makes continuing her education a regular part of her practice. 


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety
Couples counseling – A process that explores, repairs, and strengthens your relationship. Uses Emotionally Focused Therapy, a unique therapy modality for couples counseling.
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Grief – Sadness and mourning following major loss. Usually associated with the death of a person, but can be expanded to loss of a job, relationship, future dreams, etc.
Trauma – Dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

General expertise

Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice


Cara is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150/session (50min)

Message to clients

"Therapy can be intimidating, especially when talking about charged issues. I offer a safe and accepting space to unpack the stuck patterns in your life to make sense of them in order to create lasting change."

Treatment approaches

Emotionally Focused TherapyFocuses on building secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members with the goal of increasing security, closeness, and connection in intimate relationships. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Gestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Cordis Counseling, Founder and Therapist, 2009 - Present
Gateway Healthcare, Outpatient Clinician, 2008-2009
Gateway Healthcare, Children's Intensive Services, Clinician, 2005-2009

University of Rhode Island, Masters, Human Development and Family Studies



Client testimonials

Cara Quinn has been my therapist for over six years. Over this time, she has skillfully, patiently and gently guided me through the hard work of healing the sustained childhood trauma that underlies my 23-year history of major depression and life-time of anxiety. Masterfully using a variety of techniques - including the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model - she gained my complete trust which is crucial to successful trauma work. I have discovered through our work together that my negative and distorted perceptions of my personality and abilities were the result of the terror I felt as a child. As my fear subsides, I am gradually seeing more clearly my strength, resilience, bravery and tenacity. The work is difficult as my body and mind resist it with fatigue, anxiety and doubt. I am confident however, that with time, the despair and fear - read depression and anxiety - that have imprisoned me for so long will be dispelled. I have this gifted healer and guide to thank for the growth I am experiencing. I highly recommend her.
— Mother, wife, mental health advocate (2017)
We began working with Cara more than a year ago. It was a very difficult time in our lives and the quality of our relationship was suffering. Cara’s thoughtful words and experienced perspective helped us better understand our patterns of interaction. She provided us with a nonjudgmental and caring environment where we could express and explore our emotions. We would recommend her to any couple wanting to deepen their connection and strengthen their relationship.
— Couple married 8 years (2017)

Professional endorsements

Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified?
Many tools in tool kit. Solid senior clinician. Strong, smart. Someone in the top tier of my referral list.
— David Stern, PsyD (2017)