Dr. Calvin Fitch is a Clinical/Health psychologist who specializes in working with clients with social/performance anxiety. His typical clients are adult professionals who don't feel at their best in social and/or performance situations and are seeking help to improve their personal or professional lives. For many of his clients, social anxiety may be rooted in self-esteem issues resulting from depression, identity-based discrimination, chronic illness, trauma, or other concerns. Dr. Fitch works collaboratively with his clients to tailor treatment to fit their unique needs.
Dr. Fitch's uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people become aware of and change unbalanced/unhelpful thinking patterns. He is, however, keenly aware of the limitations of this approach (e.g., it may lead to clients feeling bad about themselves for thinking so negatively). Therefore, he contextualizes his approach within the multiple spheres of influence that may influence a person's thinking (e.g., influence of friends/family, community and neighborhood influences, and societal messages) and integrates other evidence-based approaches as appropriate.
In sessions, Dr. Fitch is compassionate, supportive, and appropriately challenging. He asks clients where they would like to be in the next 3 months and works together with them to create a specific and realistic plan to help them get there. His clients often feel empowered to push themselves knowing that even if things don't go as expected, they have a warm environment in which they can discuss things openly.
Dr. Fitch graduated from the University of Miami with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is currently in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He sees clients for online appointments via a secure telehealth platform offering them the convenience of receiving quality therapy services from the convenience of their home or office.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Calvin Fitch is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 4 years
Massachusetts General Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018 - Present
University of Miami, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2018
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Internship in Behavioral Medicine, 2018