Hey EVERYONE! It's time to turn the page and start a new chapter in mental health services, one where you're not just heard, but truly understood and cared for. Meet Dr. Cal Spinks, the trailblazing Counselor Educator who is redefining the landscape of culturally affirming mental health services. He has bee in the mental health field and advocating for undeserved groups for 30 years. Dr. Cal's Journey From Adversity to Advocacy: Dr. Cal's story is a powerful narrative of overcoming significant life challenges, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse/neglect. His resilience in the face of adversity has transformed him into a passionate advocate for mental health and education. Growing up in the inner-city projects, Dr. Cal battled an array of personal struggles, from anxiety disorder and body image issues to drug and alcohol misuse. However, he channeled these experiences into fuel for his unwavering determination to succeed.
Educational Triumphs: Dr. Cal's commitment to his personal growth is reflected in his impressive academic achievements. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision.
A Champion for Communities of Color: Dr. Cal intimately understands the unique challenges faced by communities of color. His life experiences have equipped him with an unparalleled depth of empathy and insight. As a mentor, advocate, and clinician, Dr. Cal is a tireless champion for the health and well-being of both his students and clients. His approach is deeply personal, empathetic, and grounded in the reality of our shared experiences.
Innovative Approach to Mental Health: Recognizing that healing is not a one-size-fits-all journey, Dr. Cal tailors his approach to address the distinct cultural and historical experiences impacting the mental health of communities of color. Through his role as a counselor educator, he is not just treating patients but is also nurturing a new generation of mental health professionals committed to providing culturally sensitive care.
Empowering the Next Generation: Dr. Cal is at the forefront of a movement that champions accessible, high-quality mental health services for all. His work is a rallying call for systemic change in how mental health care is delivered to marginalized groups.
Your Guide to Wellness: Dr. Cal’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and support. He stands ready to help you harness your strength, resilience, and potential. If you're seeking a mentor, advocate, and healer who truly understands and represents your experiences, Dr. Cal Spinks is here for you. Embrace the opportunity to work with Dr. Cal Spinks and experience a mental health journey that is not only healing but also empowering. He's not just a therapist; he's a guide who walks the walk, sharing your struggles and celebrating your triumphs. Connect with Dr. Cal today and embark on a transformative journey towards mental wellness and fulfillmen
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Kevin, from D.C.
"I started seeing Dr. Cal the summer of the pandemic. When I came to Dr. Cal I had already experienced a wealth of disappointment. I was severely depressed and had been for a while. Our sessions always started with roses and thorns. I probably had more thorns than roses. Thus, I was always in a dour mood. Nothing seemed to be going right. In fact, during this time I found myself really only anger twice within 6 months of our sessions. When I let it go, it was because of Dr. Cal who had spent a great deal of time coaching and teaching me to deal with and handle my feelings as I had put them away for the sake of others. Fast forward to late winter 2022. As I walk through my home, I realized it was no longer a safe place. It was filled with anxiety and stress. It was then I realized it was really ok to think about me and my needs and what the future looks like. I was finally able to make sound decisions for myself and my life moving forward. Through all of my sessions with Dr. Cal’s help, here I am today happy with life and excited about my future. Through the vision boards I have made during our time. The self-help books I’ve read. The exercises I learned to use with Dr. Cal’s help have helped me become a better person for myself. I now advocate for myself in areas I always found stifling. I will end on the note. I was at a planning dinner with 7 friends. We all laughed throughout the evening. Then one friend says, “I’m not sure who the Kevin was I met two years ago, but I absolutely love this Kevin.” This process has been the most fulfilling and life changing."
Dr. Cal Spinks is an amazing professor and mentor, I have learned so much from him about counseling psychology in practice. Because of his expertise I decided to take four major program courses with him. He includes real life experiences in his teachings to help prepare graduate students for work in the field as opposed to just covering the required texts. He is also a sound supervisor and mentor who is able to listen in a non-judgmental manner and applies the discrimination model to assist his mentees to become strong, ethical clinicians. I couldn't ask for a better experience in graduate courses and supervision than what I have received from Dr. Spinks and would recommend him as a professor, counselor and mentor. Also, Quantum is a very unique behavioral health practice that is exceptional at providing culturally services to underserved and often oppressed communities.
Dr. Spinks is a top tier educator who works tirelessly for us students. He impressed us with his professionalism, compassion, and willingness to teach. Despite suffering a tragic and personal loss, Dr. Spinks used this event as a teachable moment. It was a humbling yet impressive experience. I hold his motivation and dedication to teach in the highest regard.