Coaching with Cara Day

Coaching with Cara Day is action-oriented guidance for people who want to identify their highest values and live in greater alignment with those values. Establish a clear vision for your life–and see it come into reality. I work with individuals, teams, couples, and families. I utilize CBT, DBT, and NLP therapies to help you gain the awareness and skills needed to heal your core, to build emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills, and to release yourself from servitude to your tendencies. Get unstuck. Shift default responses. Gain a joyful aliveness in the body. Begin your life.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Blending Families
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Co-dependency/Counter-dependency
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Divorce Process/Parenting Plans
  • Emotional Expression Regulation
  • Family Systems and Management
  • Grief Process
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Obsessive Thought and Compulsions
  • Parenting Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Reincorporation
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Coaching
  • Trauma Healing and PTSD
  • Weight Loss / Spirit-Form Match

A  message from Cara Day

My best and most favorite lifework is as a mother of five, now ages 10, 19, 21, 23, and 25.

Coaching began for me at age 4, with my dolls and willing friends. By age 10, the mother of a boy paid me $2 for teaching her son to read and how to be a better friend. In high school, I was pulled from class by the guidance counselors to speak to students in need, for impromptu peer coaching, such as with one boy who was ditching classes, and a girl with an unplanned pregnancy.

I started college at age 16, at San Diego State University. I’ll never forget the first day. Walking from my car by the old Peterson Gym to my very first college class, I said “Hi” to everyone I passed. No one said “hi” back! I stopped saying “hi” as I walked, but true to my nerd-dom, I loved every minute of college study, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Ten years later I completed my Family Coaching Certificate through iPEC. In 1996, I started Day Prep, which provides educational therapy to families across the US and abroad. Since 2004, I have served as a coach in private practice. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teams. Currently, I am completing my Ph.D. in Psychology with specialization in Marriage, Family, Trauma, and Addiction.

I’m up like toast every morning because I get to do what I love in the service of others and hold a profound sense of gratitude toward my lifework. 

Addison, Mackenzie, Robert, Robert, Thomas, Annelise