Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Anthony Calvario, LPC

This month we would like to shine the spotlight on Anthony Calvario, LPC. He will be facilitating the Grief and Loss group beginning Thursday, April 28th, at our West End location. Anthony took some time to answer these questions about himself, his approach, and the upcoming Grief and Loss group.

How would you describe your approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy seeks to empower each individual for the various, unique reasons that bring her/him to therapy. The person seeking therapy is the expert of her/his life, not me. With those two starting points I see therapy as a collaborative effort to help bring healing and growth for the person desiring more support.

Can you explain what holistic means to you?

To me, holistic means knowing that we all need to be aware of the many areas that drive our hearts. A holistic approach helps to embrace all areas in our lives, including food, exercise and silence, to help bring us fulfilled joy in our lives.

What clients do you most enjoy working with?

Even though my hair continues to go bald a little more every day, I have a deep passion for working with young people. I have been fortunate enough to work with teens and young adults through some of their very formative years. I truly enjoy being able to experience such a profound and long lasting growth with younger people.

What do you like best about working at the Center?

The best part about working at the Center is the supportive community. Each person is so dedicated to helping individuals achieve growth and peace. Everyone is very intentional in making sure others are being lifted up positively in all areas of life.

Can you give tell us more about your Grief and Loss group?

Grief and loss is a life experience that each one of us has already experienced or will experience at some point in our lives. At times we feel isolated in our grief and struggle to feel support. This group hopes to help people navigate through a very difficult time as well as bring peace to their hearts.