5 “Quick Questions” with Cara Liace – CAC Therapist

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5 “Quick Questions” with Cara Liace – CAC Therapist

Cara Liace has been at the CAC for almost two years. Currently she works as a therapist in our Evanston office. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and obtained her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Dominican University. Prior to obtaining her MSW she worked with homeless youth for about 6 years. Cara is a compassionate therapist who is doing amazing work to help children and families in the community.

Get to know Cara a little better in 5 quick questions!

What got you interested in this line of work?

While I was attending the University of Iowa, I had the opportunity to volunteer for the local rape crisis hotline. This experience illustrated the challenges sexual assault/abuse survivors experience and I found a passion in supporting survivors’ healing.

What have been your most rewarding experiences?

The most rewarding part of working at the CAC is the ability to witness a child’s healing. Being able to support clients through difficult times and witnessing their journey is always amazing.

What are some tips you think parents should know (how to talk to their kids about abuse, signs to look for, ways to keep conversations open)

Parent support can be one of the most important elements of a child’s healing from sexual abuse. A safe, secure relationship with an adult can be the best tool in helping a child overcome trauma.

Your favorite part of working for CAC?

My favorite parts of working at the CAC are the opportunities is provides to witness survivors’ healing and the close relationships I have with my coworkers. Everyone at the CAC is incredibly supportive and that makes doing this hard work possible

How do you destress after intense therapy sessions?

My favorite way to destress is to cook or bake.

Cara currently works in our recently-relocated Evanston office. She is active in the community, attending various community health events to spread the word about the work CAC does.

You can tour our Evanston office on Thursday, February 1 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Hear all about how CAC is helping the community! Register here.

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