CYNTHIA CALVIN, Psy.D., ICF

Member International Coaching Federation
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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“I am a media professional having worked for 35 years in major cities in the U.S. I have been working with Cynthia for over a year now.  I initially consulted her for help with personal and relationship issues. Through our work, I have come to understand the surprising ways the personal and professional are interwoven. More importantly, I have been given some powerful tools to improve in both! Cynthia is smart, compassionate and insightful. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking help in the tricky business of being human.”

 — FROM A MEDIA PROFESSIONAL

PSYCHOTHERAPY  Serving the Aspen Valley Area

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”

― PEMA CHÖDRÖN

 

 When open dialogue and compassion meet.

We all inevitably face change, uncertainty, disappointment and loss in our lives. No matter what our circumstances: great fortune, “bad luck”, “perfect living”, our lives don’t always go as planned.  Perhaps we have an unexpected loss, an illness, a divorce, a lay off, a financial catastrophe or a general sense of dissatisfaction and malaise.  At the pace most of us live, we leave little time to reflect and converse with ourselves about what really matters in our lives.  Today’s world offers endless opportunities for “finding ourselves” with recipes for self-improvement either of which we put on the “to do list” or we find little true sustenance in these approaches. Many of us feel restless, charged or/and or exhausted, confined by situations that are too small for our curiosities, strengths and talents. Maybe we have frequent battles with self-doubt, anxiety and never “being” or doing enough.  “At normal” we find ourselves, living at a frantic pace, self-absorbed overly concerned about the opinions of others and disconnected from our larger purpose and community.

SPECIALITY

Specialized Training

•  EMDR (Eye Movement 
   Desensitization and
   Reprocessing)

•  Mindfulness Meditation and
  Relaxation techniques
  (Neuropsychology research)

•  Self Development Therapy

•  Emotionally Focused Couples
 Therapy

•  Family Systems Therapy

Dr. Cynthia Calvin specializes
in working with people
suffering from:

• Anxiety/OCD/Phobias

• Depression

• Trauma

• Marital and relationship distress

• Broad range of social difficulties

“My mind is like a bad neighborhood.  I try not to go there by myself.”

― ANNE LAMONT

When feelings like these become chronic, they can manifest themselves as physical health issues, growing emotional distress, and unhealthy behavioral patterns.   How do we address these expected and unexpected difficulties in a healthy way?  Dr. Calvin helps you move toward opportunity, creativity, hope, generosity and enriched relationships with clarity of values and purpose. Finding this fulfillment and support in our lives is often what brings individuals to psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy with Dr. Calvin is a mutual engagement in which both parties are open, willing to be vulnerable, to take risks within that mutual partnership. Change and healing occur as a result of this partnership.

The partnership begins with the therapist and client understanding the client’s perspective and experience and goals for change. Dr. Calvin offers trained insights, clarity of understanding, compassion, alternative perspectives and a safe place for exploration and “reality checks”.

CHOOSING YOUR THERAPIST

How do I know if Cynthia is
right for me?

More than anything else, you need to feel comfortable with your chosen therapist. To see if Cynthia would be a good fit for you, start with a simple phone call to ask questions, discuss what’s troubling you, and explore how you might work together.

“Cynthia is quite truthfully the warmest and most empathetic person I have ever met. She asks questions in a gentle and insightful way- as if she knows exactly what I need to talk about at that moment in time. Then, she listens and responds with deep compassion.  With Cynthia, I know I will be heard and understood. What a gift.”

– BEST SELLING AUTHOR IN BOULDER