I have been a professional counselor for over 27 years working in a variety of settings with a variety of people. Starting with a National Employee Assistance program I worked as a counselor and crisis management professional with over 60 companies, several of which were religiously based . I worked with employees of Catholic, Protestant and Jewish based organizations as well as those that were non-religiously based. As a practicing Catholic from a mixed Christian/Jewish family of origin I always relish the opportunity to bring my spiritual background more into sessions than I would in those non sectarian situations. Being able to speak with a client from their own specific religious orientation can provide a deeper and richer level of empathy, thus enriching the content of the session and the ability to obtain desired resolutions to issues.
Working directly with survivors of the 9-11 attacks on the Pentagon, the Anthrax Attack a week later and the DC sniper of 2002 challenged my religious foundations greatly and they were further challenged during my 9 years of working as an embedded military counselor around the country helping soldiers and their families cope with all of the stresses of war. My ability to resolve these challenges of faith through my christian conscience has provided me a greater level of empathy with my religious clients than I had before experiencing the complications that life can throw at all of us from time to time. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you as God has prepared me for.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCPC #LC2797 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
LPC #77590 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Craig was easy to talk to and a great listener which is what I really needed. I’d highly recommend Craig to anyone struggling with the demands or life.
Craig has been my day to day guardian. I have been depressed so long that I thought I was going to lose myself but he is helping me though. I cannot appreciate him any much, thank you so much Craig as you help me through.
Craig has proven to be a well-qualified counselor and confidante. He is able to conduct our sessions with humor and personality while keeping us on track with the goals established for the session. I highly recommend Mr. Kalman for his expertise and his excellent spirit.