Cari Stone is a Master’s Level Intern studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Honor Society. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Secondary Education Teaching Credential from Westmont College.
With a professional writing and editing background, Cari values the power of one’s story. Holding space for others to explore and even reauthor chapters of their own narrative felt like a natural next step in her vocational journey. Cari approaches the therapeutic process in holistic and integrated terms, acknowledging that our minds, bodies, and spirits are essential resources for our healing journeys. Her clinical areas of interest include teens and their parents, the transition to young adulthood, relationships and marriage, thriving as women, the perinatal process, mid-life challenges, anxiety, loss, and group therapy. As a certified SYMBIS and Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, she enjoys working with engaged couples in the premarital counseling capacity and more established couples looking to strengthen their bond. Combining her professional training and life experience, Cari approaches her time with clients collaboratively, utilizing narrative therapy, concepts from internal family systems, experiential therapy, and embodied practices as some of her guides.