Olimpia Calaway

(MS, LPC)
Therapist Olimpia Calaway Photo

About Me

Adolescence is a challenge and difficult time in one's life. Having had to overcome personal obstacles in adolescence using techniques and insight learned from training and experience, my approach to adolescent depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem stems from an empathetic rapport-building bridge that individualizes each teenager's perception of what is going on, and provides a guiding insight into what is possible and accessible inside the darkness and confusion.

I have worked in many treatment centers and programs within an adolescent and young adult track, and even personally developed an entire program and curriculum for adolescents, aged 13 to 18, at a mental health treatment center in California as the Chief Program Director.

Adolescents are often hesitant to share their experience and feelings because they fear if they do, things can get worse. I offer a platform of connection, trust, empathy, and hope that allows them to engage in their own process of wellness and healing, while learning how to connect, or re- connect, with you, their parents or caregivers.
My experience, practice, and training have shown me that our ways of thinking and feeling as young adults are due to very early years of self-authored truths and internalized half-truths. Our perceptions, interpretations, and beliefs about who we are and what everything means keep us trapped. Together, we will chip away at how to re-author the self in a non-judgmental setting.

We work at a pace that is tailored to them and their goals, to discover their best self, and what one can become going forward.


Specialties

  • Compassion fatigue
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LPC #75496 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Olimpia for 2 weeks

Well I can tell She is really nice I feel like she really cares about what I’m going through and really wants to help me.

Written by A.S. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Olimpia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Olimpia is a sweet, caring, and helpful counselor. I like her patient and nonjudgmental approach to the therapeutic relationship.