Elizabeth McCallion, PhD

Interim Associate Director of CAPS


My journey as a psychologist began with an interest in mindfulness meditation while studying Buddhism in college. Over the past decade, I have engaged in clinical training and research focused on the use of mindfulness to improve mental and physical health. When I am not in the clinic, you might find me on a local hiking trail, at the Arcata Farmers Market, a live music show, or on my yoga mat.

Areas of Interest: 

I treat a wide range of mental health concerns and have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, and chronic pain. I tend to use modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
I serve as the Outreach Coordinator for CAPS.  I am a liaison to Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services, and Student Disability Resource Center.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, The University of New Mexico
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart; Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life; Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Favorite Quote: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Elizabeth  McCallion, PhD
SHC, 2nd Floor