Cara Anderson, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist #PY60278415

801 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98220
Phone: 360-255-2505 Ext. 103
Fax: 360-255-2504

Professional and Educational Background

Dr. Cara Anderson, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Psychology with Distinction from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. She completed her Master of Arts in Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California and completed her Doctor of Psychology degree at the same institution. While attending Fuller, Dr. Anderson also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Theology. Before beginning her practice in Bellingham, Dr. Anderson completed her doctoral Internship locally at Freedman & Associates.

Dr. Anderson has provided mental health services at a various outpatient settings. Prior to opening her private practice in Bellingham, she provided long-term outpatient psychotherapy and case-management services to multi-cultural populations at a community mental health center. Additionally, Dr. Anderson has previous experience in a school counseling center and private practice.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Anderson bases her work with clients on a strong collaborative relationship. Together, client and therapist work to restore emotional functioning and health. Dr. Anderson has found that facilitating a safe place, where honesty and acceptance are encouraged, allows clients to understand their behaviors on a deeper level. Increased insight and self-awareness empowers clients to make thoughtful choices, increase positive behaviors and direct their lives in ways that are consistent with their life goals and values. Dr. Anderson provides therapy for children, teens, adults, couples and families, and she creatively tailors therapeutic interventions to the specific needs of each situation.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Anderson provides therapy for a wide variety of clients including children, teens, adults, couples and families with various challenges including:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Adjustment to Life Changes
• Trauma Recovery and PTSD
• Relationship Difficulties
• Parenting
• Communication Difficulties
• Identity Issues
• LGBT Clients
• Panic Attacks
• End of Life Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Spirituality and Meaning

Dr. Anderson also specializes in psychological evaluation. She conducts general evaluation of psychological functioning as well as evaluations of ADHD.

Personal Information

Dr. Anderson is a Washington native and is proud to call Bellingham home. When she isn’t spending time with family, she enjoys yoga, long walks, travel, snowboarding, cooking (specifically Indian food), and nurturing her often neglected garden.

Downloadable Forms

Before you come in for your first appointment, please print out and complete the forms as directed when you are scheduled. You can bring them with you to your first appointment.

Adult Intake Form

Child Intake Form

Parent Financial Responsibility Form

Please review the Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA) and Release of Information forms.

Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

Release of Information