I have always had a strong desire to help people. When I was earning my bachelor's degree in psychology, I came across the idea of involving family in the work with people. This idea was exactly what I felt my study of psychology was missing and what I was looking for. I spent the next decade and a half learning and helping people make the changes in their lives and their families.
I opened my practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist and worked with many couples during that time dealing with issues in their relationship and parenting concerns. I then became a parent and immersed myself not only in my role as a mom to three young boys but also on how to be an amazing parent. I have loved almost every minute of it. Certainly times with three young children can be challenging.
I have grown so much as a result of becoming a parent. It is funny how children can push you to really take a look at yourself. When I decided to return to work, I had come to the realization that I needed to fulfill a burning desire to contribute to the world in a much bigger way. So here I am!
I have been a client of therapy and coaching myself. Both have added so much to my life. I believe therapy can be a useful vehicle for helping individuals understand themselves better and to improve their lives. It wasn't until I started working with coaches that I really saw the benefit of this type of work, too. In my own experience, coaching has propelled me further than I ever expected. For this very reason, I knew that I wanted to coach others to get the biggest impact in their lives.
I work with clients that want to see results and move forward, beyond their challenges. I believe it is my destiny to help others to step into their role as leaders in their lives and to be a model for all others.
Call me and we can talk more about how I can help.
Cari's Professional Bio
Cari L. Sans, M.A., LMFT, is the founder and director, of Counseling Corner for Marriage and Family Therapy, P.C., and a New York State licensed marriage and family therapist. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Cari is also certified in Human Interaction Technology, a neuro-linguistic programming coaching certification, and received her certificates to practice as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach, Robbins-Madanes Strategic Life Coach, and Mentor Masterclass Coach.
Cari opened her private practice in 2003 while also working in a non-profit agency providing her services to clients with substance abuse and criminal issues. She was dedicated to not only seeing services provided in the public sector but also the private, where she found there were many people who wanted a safe place to come with their partners/spouse and family that was confidential. In 2005 she solely focused on her private work and grew a thriving practice in New York City and Long Island, and currently in New Hartford, NY.
Cari has worked within the social service/mental health arena since 1995 in various roles. She has experience working with couples, families and individuals providing psychotherapy both within non-profit agency settings and private practice . She has provided groups dealing with issues of weight loss, anger management, couple enhancement, parenting, and substance abuse. Cari has also presented workshops on anger management, families and Chronic Illness, parenting during a divorce, and eating extremes. In her career, Cari has worked with children, adolescents and their families both in residential treatment and early childhood programs. Additionally, she has worked with adults in correctional and substance abuse treatment.
Cari is a past clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Long Island and Metro New York chapters of the organization. She is an AAMFT approved supervisor, a trained Parenting Journey© and PEACE facilitator and served two consecutive terms on the NYS Board for Mental Health Professions. She has lectured at City University of New York’s Hunter College School of Education and has been called upon as a relationship expert for local media outlets including the Long Island Press, Metro New York, BronxNet as well as a documentary about families filmed for the Korean Broadcasting System.