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Craig Kalman, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I've been a professional counselor for over 31 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of the leading health researchers in the world to the hardworking staff workers from executive administrators to cafeteria custodians. I was the senior staff EAP representative and crisis counselor during the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/2001, the anthrax attack in Washington D.C. two weeks later and the D.C. Sniper about a year later. Subsequently I gained a tremendous amount of first line experience assisting people with stress and trauma as well as the milieu of issues facing any employee of such a large institution. After a 12 year stint at the NIH I was recruited to work with DOD and the United States military around the country assisting soldiers and their families with the complicated relationship and individual stress brought about by multiple combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas on conflict in the world. My experiences have given me a tremendous amount of training and skills honing toward helping people deal with a multitude of issues.
I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and I applaud you for your courage in coming to this site to seek a solution to issues in life which can indeed be challenging. I look forward to working along with you on your journey of change and personal improvement.
My style is relaxed and accepting with the aim of providing my client a safe and non-judgmental venue with which to explore their current situation. My approaches are somewhat eclectic using motivational interviewing to center on specific areas of conflict or distress and applying various modes of cognitive behavioral therapy to help effect change .

Areas of Expertise:
Stress Management
Processing Trauma
Grief and Loss
The Navigation of sudden change, both personal and professional/vocational
Generalized and Specific Anxiety

Professional experience

33yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MD LCPC LC2797

TX LPC 77590

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Craig Kalman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Always opens my eyes to seeing a new perspective.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Craig for 5 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Craig is a wonderful man and I’m glad I found him

Written on Mar 13, 2024 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Craig has helped me at one of the most difficult times of my life, I can’t recommend his services enough. I can tell he truly cares about me and any of his other patients!

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Craig for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great therapist

Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

The best therapist I have had in 20 years! Stellar!

Written on Dec 29, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

My man Craig is a great guy and an even better therapist. His method of being honest and vulnerable with me about his life has allowed me the space to do the same with him. At a moment where I really haven’t wanted to talk about my feelings he’s given me hope. He’s made me want to talk if even just to him about how and what I’m feeling. His way of solution based therapy is really working for me.

Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd