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Orlando Alonso Calvo Cespedes Psychotherapy, LPC

Orlando Alonso Calvo Cespedes works with anxiety and depressive issues related to inner strife as well as issues with personal relationships. He provides clients with more self-awareness and works toward assisting them in achieving inner peace to make the choices and changes that lead to growth.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
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“Opening up and speaking about topics, thoughts, and feelings that have gone unspoken can sometimes deter people from the therapeutic process, but I make it a critical point in my practice to give you the power, the energy, and the will to take this step.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist was one that had many twists and turns along the way, similar to a mystery movie. The big reveal is that I chose the world of psychology and therapy after I had just started medical school with the goal of becoming a dermatologist. Instead of examining people’s skin, I came to the realization that examining people’s behavior, their experiences, and their resolve was more profound to me and a way to help on a deeper level; our skin is pretty deep and extensive but our thoughts and feelings run even deeper. We all go through personal battles, moments where we can’t see a happy end in sight and where we feel stuck or without hope. My motivation as a therapist is to help people through these difficult moments.
What should someone know about working with you?
In my practice, there is no progress without the client-therapist relationship! I work toward earning your trust, creating an atmosphere for you to be able to express yourself and speak in ways that sometimes feel impossible otherwise. Opening up and speaking about topics, thoughts, and feelings that have gone unspoken can sometimes deter people from the therapeutic process, but I make it a critical point in my practice to give you the power, the energy, and the will to take this step. I work best with clients who are motivated and have come to the decision that they want to seek help or make changes in their lives. I use a collaborative, team-oriented approach to determine OUR goals. I adapt myself to your needs and I tailor the treatment to ensure we are obtaining what we want from therapy. The therapeutic process can be long, overwhelming, and mentally exhausting, but it is a journey that leads to growth and clarity. My job is to help get you there.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As therapists, our education does not end in graduate school. We learn constantly through our practices and experiences with our clients and through meetings with other therapists and discussing up-to-date topics and issues. I take continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on the latest research-proven techniques, strategies, or theories to best assist and treat specific issues. I also read peer-reviewed articles on a variety of mental health issues.
“I work best with clients who are motivated and have come to the decision that they want to seek help or make changes in their lives.”
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