Cara Metz EdD, LPC
Dr. Cara Metz is Program Chair in the College of Art & Sciences at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics from Ohio University.
Dr. Metz has been licensed as a counselor since 2006. She started her practicum in an elementary school setting, then moved into the community mental health setting, where she worked with adults. Then she moved into a private practice setting, where she worked as a counselor and supervisor, seeing clients from ages 8-80, focusing on transitional aged youth from 14 to 22. In her practice, she has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dr. Metz really enjoys the counseling process and getting to know her clients. In 2013, she moved into teaching full-time, working with master's- and doctoral-level students studying counseling, where she earned an award for Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2016. She began working at the University of Arizona Global Campus in 2017, where she works in the human services and psychology programs. Dr. Metz’s research interests include wellness, burnout, humanistic theories and education, online education, and job satisfaction in counselors and educators. She has presented on these topics at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Metz’s professional memberships include American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Humanistic Counseling, National Organization for Human Services, and Tau Upsilon Alpha.