Kristin Calverley, PhD

Dr. Kristin Calverley is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and completed an  APA-accredited internship at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine (Canada). Over the last ten years, Dr. Calverley has trained and worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient community mental health centers, forensics, rehabilitation facilities, and private practice. She has expertise in providing a wide range of services for adults and older adolescents including assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment for medical and/or psychological concerns. Given her strong training background as a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Calverley employs a variety of empirically-validated treatment approaches in her work, that are individual tailored to each client. She is committed to using treatments that are considered best practice with strong research evidence demonstrating that they really work.  She is particularly inclined toward cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches.

Her main area of specialty consists of helping individuals learn to manage symptoms of anxiety (panic attacks, worry/generalized anxiety, perfectionism, health anxiety/hypochondriasis, and social anxiety). Further, Dr. Calverley also has specialized training and experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and/or trauma during pregnancy and the postpartum period. In addition, she is particularly skilled at providing support for parents coping with critically ill and premature newborns and worked for several years as a psychologist in a level-3 NICU.

Additional areas of clinical specialty include mood disorders, OCD, stress, body-image, disordered eating, and interpersonal difficulties. She is highly experienced in helping people manage health concerns, specifically:

  • acute and chronic pain;
  • adjustment to illness, injury, or disability;
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
  • insomnia and sleep disturbance; and
  • stress-related health concerns.

Lastly, she has a wealth of expertise in working with PTSD and trauma-related concerns including working with first responders (police, firefighters, and military personnel), and civilians who have been the victim of burns, sports/major orthopedic injuries, violence, motor vehicle collisions, etc. In treating PTSD, Dr. Calverley only employs psychological treatment approaches with the strongest research evidence supporting their effectiveness and efficacy, notably prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy.

See http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/therapy-med/index.asp for more information.

New to Houston, Dr. Calverley brings a wealth of worldly knowledge, training, and clinical experience. She is also fluent in French.

 
 

713-470-9878 Ext. 717