Cal has three areas of expertise - substance use, eating disorders and gender-affirming care.
If you are struggling with substance use, from mild concern to exploring sobriety, Cal will join you and is knowledgeable about both harm reduction and twelve steps models.
If you are worried about your relationship with your body, Cal also has experience working with a host of eating issues from poor body image to binging/purging/restricting on a daily basis
Lastly, as a trans therapist, Cal is dedicated to working with clients who are exploring their gender and sexuality. Whether you are just starting to question or are worried about coming out or need to obtain appropriate medical care - Cal can provide a safe place to start exploring.
Cal is trained in both talk therapy and skills-based therapy. If you want to talk it out or want concrete skills or something in between, you and Cal can figure out what approach works best for you.
Most of all, Cal is curious about you and wants to help you feel like you can navigate the world authentically and effectively.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use on physical, emotional, and relational health
LGBTQA-related issues - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
College and young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Building skills in self-acceptance and change; teaching mindfulness, relationship, communication skills, and techniques to manage overwhelming emotions
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Metro Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Clinician, 2017 - 2020
New York University Counseling and Wellness, Primary Therapist, 2017 - 2020
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, 2016 - 2017
DBT Intensive Training, 2015 - 2016
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2012
Macalester College, BA, 2010