Cara Kuipers, MA, LLPC

caraCara Kuipers is a Limited License Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and received her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Western Michigan University. Cara is also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Her experience has come from working with Children and Adolescents in residential treatment facilities, school settings, and the community.


  • Academic Achievement
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Relational aggression (bullying)
  • Stress Management / Coping
  • Sports Performance/Anxiety

Special Services:

  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Individual and Group Counseling in School Setting
  • School Issue Consultation for Parents, Teachers, Administrators
  • Positive Discipline for Parents and School Educators

Cara ‘s therapy types include play therapy, activity therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and person centered therapy. Cara specializes in working with children and adolescents in the school setting by providing individual and/or group therapy.  She is passionate about delivering quality services to children and adolescents.  Cara meets the individuals where they are at in their journey and assists in navigating them to where they want to be. Cara incorporates fun activities and learning experiences in her sessions to give clients a more hands on approach to counseling.

Cara is passionate about serving the at-risk population in schools and believes that everyone deserves quality mental health services regardless of demographics. Cara currently works with the Oceana population delivering counseling services at Diman Wolf Early Childhood Center and Pentwater Public Schools.

Sign up for Positive Discipline Today

Oceana County Web GraphicIf you have ever lost your temper, question what you are doing as a parent, or just plain and simply felt defeated, this workshop is for you! If you have lots of tools in your parenting toolbox and want to add more, this workshop is for you! Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long term parenting skills that will encourage children to think for themselves, become more responsible, and have greater respect for self and others. The teachings of positive discipline are filled with non-punitive and respectful methods that will incorporate kindness and firmness into parenting. It helps parents get to the core of the child’s misbehavior, brings joy to the home, and gives parents a sense of accomplishment.

Co-Facilitated by Tracy Thompson and Cara Kuipers



  • Contact Cara

    Cara Kuipers Fountain Hill Center – Lakeshore Office 534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 download directions and parking info…  (616) 456-1178 Please Use this Form to Send a Message to Cara Kuipers