This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Emily Calvo, a psychotherapist, took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health and counseling. Check out her bio below!
My name is Emily Calvo and I am a psychotherapist in Miami, Florida. I have been a therapist for a little over 3 years and absolutely LOVE what I do. As a clinician, I like to blend a lighthearted approach with empathy, caring, respect, depth and patience. Despite being a therapist, I am also a mental health warrior who has had her battles, her ups, and her downs. I have not really shared my story on social media at all, EVER… and I am excited to have the opportunity to share it for the first time here. For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and at some points in my life I’ve also experienced depression. I have learned to ask and accept help throughout the years, and more importantly, to speak up when things feel off.
Currently, I specialize in couples therapy as well as in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and maternal mental health, and some of my own personal experiences have helped me understand and empathize with my clients more than I ever thought it was possible. I am excited about this takeover because I will be able to share my story, my struggles and my victories because all are definitely equally important. It has been a bumpy road, but it has taken me to the most beautiful places, it has helped me discover my passion of helping others overcome life challenges, and it has shaped me into a huge advocate of mental health.