Treatment

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Treatments

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Stress from Chronic Illness
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Difficulties with life transitions
  • Couples Therapy
Supervision
Dr Calabro offers supervision to other psychologists/clinical psychologists and graduate students.  She is a designated Principal Supervisor for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency .

Treatment Approach
Dr Calabro tailors her approach to the needs of each client and integrates the following evidence-based therapies and strategies into treatment:

  • Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (based on principles of long-term psychoanalytic therapy) involves an active, open exploration of a clients difficulties, using relationship and interpretation, along with developmental, interpersonal and affective processes, with particular attention to use of language, empathy and affective resonance. This therapy focuses on and helps the client work through one crucial circumscribed area of maladaptive coping style in as little as 16 session or less. It is an evidence based therapy for depression and has been shown to be helpful with relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and more chronic emotional difficulties.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( a short term-strategies based  approach which is appropriate for managing emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression).
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (a time-limited, diagnosis-targeted, pragmatic approach which focuses on current or recent life events, interpersonal difficulties and symptoms)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy, endorsed by most psychological and psychiatric associations around the world. It is the treatment of choice by the US military for combat trauma and the World Health Organization for refugee trauma. In the last 20 years evidence has accumulated for its efficacy in relational and development trauma. Scientists are not sure how it works, however, it i suggested that it achieves it results by way of replicating the naturally occurring dream-based consolidation process via the eye movements, which are common to both REM sleep and EMDR.
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (emphasizes the importance of behaviourally active responses to emotions, with the purpose of implementing a sense of control over one's responses to emotions, as opposed to decreasing the occurrence of unwanted internal events).
  • Gestalt Therapy (is an existential/experiential form of therapy that emphasises personal responsibility, focusing on the client's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social context of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments a client makes as a result of their overall situation).
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (a brief therapy that is future focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions rather than on the problems that brought the client to seek therapy.  It assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better).
  • Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to couples psychotherapy focuses on themes representative of qualities that are optimal for the functioning of long-term committed relationships.  The themes are: self-actualization in a committed intimate relationship, mutual recognition and the relationship having a mind of its own.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples & families (a short-term approach with connections to client-centred, existential, Gestalt and systemic therapies and attachment theory. The aim of this therapy is to facilitate new communications, that are authentic and acknowledge vulnerability, which in turn, evokes new responses that are reassuring and accepting in partners or family members.
  • Positive Psychology is an evidence-based psychological approach which helps clients to understand and move towards positive, adaptive and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behaviour.
  • Mindfulness Training - Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. Jon Kabat-Zinn
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