Cara Fisher Wellvang is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy from Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) in Chicago. Cara completed her clinical internship at Asian Human Services, a community mental health center focused on providing client-centered, trauma-informed services for immigrants and refugees. She also works in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment settings with adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, and has experience providing psycho-educational and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills groups. She works with clients facing issues including chronic mental illnesses, neurodevelopmental disorders, social isolation, acculturative stress, school, and family challenges, among other concerns. Cara uses a variety of approaches in therapy that integrate various methods of art, play, and creative expression. Prior to moving to Chicago, Cara spent four years living and working in Mainland China and Hong Kong where she taught at an English immersion preschool, and worked as the lead artist for a community arts and health program called Lizzie Bee/The Make it Better Project. She started her career in mental health working as a Supported Employment Specialist at Community Connections, a nonprofit organization in Washington D.C. which provided counseling and job coaching for clients with mental health diagnoses.