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If one thing is certain, it’s that each of us struggles in life. There are times when we need support to gain perspective and make changes in order to find happiness and a sense of meaning in our lives.
As a psychologist, my training is founded in science and evidence-based practice. I help men, women, adolescents and children work through a variety of issues such as life transitions, anxiety and depression, stress management, intimacy and relationships, sexuality, history of trauma, increasing assertiveness and finding meaning in life.
My treatment orientation and approach draws on cognitive-behavioral therapy, relational psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy techniques, always incorporating an understanding of how our brains and bodies respond to stress and trauma. Through a trusting and confidential therapeutic relationship, I help you to identify and let go of old fears, beliefs, patterns and expectations that may be standing in the way of your ability to enjoy life.
In a therapy session, you can expect that I will listen actively to what you have to say and ask questions to help us gain insight into your situation. My training and experience allow me to hear the truth of what is underlying your difficulties. It is important to me that at the end of our session, you will have felt understood and supported, with a sense of hope and direction for improvement.
Dr. Calkins is a co-owner of Associates in Family Psychology, is a past President of the Calusa Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association and a current member of the American Psychological Association, Division 51 and Division 35. She currently holds the Member-at-Large, Women's Slate position for APA Division 51 (Society for Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities).
Florida Licensed Psychologist #PY6814
Master’s Degree in Psychology: Florida Institute of Technology (APA Accredited) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Florida Institute of Technology (APA Accredited) Internship: Medical College of Ohio/NW Ohio Consortium (APA Approved)
Read Dr. Calkins' article: A Case for Solution-Focused Therapy
Hours: Dr. Calkins' hours are typically Monday through Thursday, 9:30am to 5:30pm and Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Dr. Calkins accepts Cigna and WebTPA insurances only.
Self pay rate is $185 for initial consultation and $175 per session thereafter.