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Hi, I'm Dr. Calbeck. Welcome to my virtual office. Today, I'm talking about mistakes in thinking, and it is important in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy to identify when people are making a mistake in thinking. So the mistake that I'm going to talk about today is called personalization. And th...

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Hi, I'm Dr. Calbeck, and I'm here to talk with you today about cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and mistakes in thinking.

The mistake in thinking I'm going to talk about right now is called all or nothing thinking, which is sometimes called black and white thinking or dichotomous thinking. An...

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🙂More great feedback from Melica, another happy gifted testing patient of our clinical psychologist in Miami Beach, FL:

“My son successfully tested for the gifted program for Sunset Elementary with Dr. Calbeck. She is great with kids, making them feel comfortable and at ease with testing, whic...

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Hi, I'm Dr. Calbeck, welcome to my virtual office. Today I'm talking about cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. One of the important parts about cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is recognizing mistakes and thinking. And the mistake in thinking that I'm talking about today is called catastrophizi...

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The Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is causing major disruptions, not the least of which is to our mental health. The pandemic virus has necessitated changes in our everyday lives.

We are staying home from work (if we can), homeschooling our children (with no training in educating others), we a...

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Miami-Dade County public schools allows for children to enter into the gifted and talented program when they are referred by their teacher or school counselor for evaluation and score 2 standard deviation’s about the mean on an approved test of intellectual functioning.

Dr. Calbeck uses one of t...

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OCD is a difficult and sometimes debilitating mental health problem. But with proper treatment, there is hope for people who are suffering. The most effective treatment is exposure and response prevention (ERP). Dr. Calbeck received specific training through the behavior therapy training institut...

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9 months ago
My son successfully tested for the gifted program for Sunset Elementary with Dr. Calbeck. She is great with kids, making them feel comfortable and at ease with testing, which an important factor to their success.
- Melica M
10 months ago
One of the most knowledgeable psychologists we know. Impressive resume. Highly recommended if you are looking in the Miami Beach area.
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Licensed Psychologist | Miami Beach

Our psychology services in include gifted testing and assessment, psychological testing and assessment, and  Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. Dr. Kaia Calbeck is experienced and credentialed with a focus on children and teenagers. 

The office is located on Arthur Godfrey Road (also known as 41st Street) between Sheridan Avenue and Pine Tree Drive.

We serve clients across Miami Beach and Miami-Dade county. See all areas served: https://www.drkaiacalbeck.com/miami-beach-fl/

To speak with a qualified psychologist near you, call today or visit us online for an appointment. 

If you or your child have mood or anxiety concerns as us about cognitive behavior therapy. 

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Dr. Kaia Calbeck underwent her doctoral training at the University of Miami’s Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Her dissertation received a prestigious Award of Academic Merit. She began her graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Calbeck started her academic career at the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She majored in Psychology, with a minor in Anthropology, and an outside concentration in Dance Performance. 

While seeking her Master’s Degree at the University of Kentucky, she became familiar with gerontology, or the study of older individuals, and the special considerations needed by that population after working at Center on Aging. She also gained treatment expertise in working with trauma victims through a NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) funded treatment outcome study of Cognitive Processing Therapy for victims of childhood sexual abuse. 

During her doctoral training at the University of Miami, she developed research interests in the manner which culture influences eating problems. While a doctoral student, she worked with a neuropsychologist and evaluated forensic patients. In a much different setting, she also enjoyed administering developmental assessments to preschool children. 

Additionally, she completed her internship at the University of South Florida, where she worked with University students and staff as well as conducted rotations at the Moffitt Cancer Center. While working at Moffit Cancer Center, she provided counseling and neuropsychological assessment with cancer patients. Dr. Calbeck then began her post-doctoral Fellowship at South Miami Hospital in Medical Psychology.In January, 2019, Dr. Calbeck moved her practice to Miami Beach after practicing in South Miami since 2002. 

In her private practice, she provides psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment and testing, and psychotherapy. Dr. Calbeck enjoys helping patients learn to use the power of the mind to gain insight and change unhelpful patterns. She enjoys working with many different client populations, ranging from children to senior citizens. She is on the medical staff of  Baptist Hospital of Miami. Prior to opening her private practice, Dr. Calbeck worked for the Behavioral Medicine and Counseling Services Programs at South Miami Hospital, where she was widely consulted by a variety of specialists. 

She had the pleasure of working directly with medical patients as well as with staff members through the employee assistance program. While on staff at Baptist Hospital of Miami, she worked closely with Dr. Richard Hamilton, the director of the Brain Injury Program.  Dr. Calbeck has been an adjunct faculty member and teacher of record at the University of Miami and at Florida International University. In this capacity, she taught several classes including Counseling Theory and Practice, Introduction to Psychology, Memory and Memory Improvement, Introduction to Family Studies, Personal Growth and Wellness, Interdisciplinary Study of Sport.

In addition to her skills as a clinician, Dr. Calbeck enjoys public speaking. She enjoys speaking on a variety of topics, including: Test Anxiety, Stress Management, Work-Life Balance, Dream Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Dealing with Depression and Anxiety, Emergent Psychological Assessment, and Gender Differences in Communication.

Throughout her career, she has obtained experience in working with a wide variety of patients, from developmental evaluations and gifted testing in preschool children to working with senior citizens with multiple medical problems to clients seeking stress management. She maintains a strengths-oriented approach to working with patients and clients. Dr. Calbeck commits herself to helping people understand and mobilize their unique coping strategies.  



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