Cara Flanders, M.MFT, LPC, LMFTA
Adjunct Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
M.MFT (1992) – Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
BMFT 603, 604, 605: Internship II, III, IV
Cara is a graduate of ACU’s MFT program, and she currently serves as one of the clinical supervisors for students completing their internships. Cara is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Texas. She is also approved to provide both LPC and LMFT supervision in Texas and is an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. Additionally, Cara is a counselor in the University Counseling Center at ACU, where she offers therapy to ACU students, faculty, and staff. Cara is also involved in delivering Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries workshops to ACU graduate students preparing for careers in ministry.
Cara describes her supervisory style as collaborative and prefers Bowen’s multigenerational theory when treating her own clients. Cara specializes in family and relationship issues, depression, eating disorders, cross-cultural adjustment, and missionary care. She and her husband, Chris, were missionaries for several years in Thailand, and as a result, she has extensive experience providing therapy in non-Western contexts.
Cara is married to Chris, who is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Theology at ACU. They have two children, Autumn and Ethan, and a dog, Sadie. In her free time, Cara enjoys spending time with her children on her back porch swing. She also enjoys creating beauty out of items from second-hand stores. Cara and her family are members at the Highland Church of Christ, where she sings on the praise team.