Calvin grew up in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas. A shy kid, he developed an early passion for technology and gaming. It was not until high school that he came out of his shell. He joined the high school band and the country western dance team and still enjoys going two-stepping with his friends. A graduate of Texas Tech University (gotta love beautiful, windy Lubbock!) Calvin earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and an MA in counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
One of Calvin’s unique gifts is his unwavering hope for others. This hope, coupled with his compassion for people gives him a deeply held belief that each individual has the potential to overcome obstacles.
Calvin’s desire to become a counselor was sparked by the incredible change counseling made in his own life. During a long struggle with anger, fear, sadness, and family issues, he sought therapy and began to see positive changes in his life when his anger and sadness began to dissipate. He can testify firsthand about the positive influence of a good dose of psychotherapy – especially for adult children of alcoholics! Calvin specializes in addiction, depression, adult children of alcoholics, survivors of abusive families, relationship issues, divorce recovery, and Christian counseling.
When he is not reading or studying for class, he enjoys exercise, Netflix, eating Italian food, relaxing with friends and playing his alto sax (Charlie Parker, anyone?).