Meet the Center for CALM Living Therapists
Dr. David Kantra, PsyD
Dr. David Kantra is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, psychological testing, and business consultation. A graduate of the University of Denver and the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Kantra maintains a private practice in Fairhope, AL, with his wife of over 20 years, Augusta Kantra, MS, LPC.
Dr. Kantra is also a Registered Yoga Trainer at the 500-hour certification level (E-RYT 500). Prior to opening the doors of his private practice in 1985, Dr. Kantra served as a court psychologist as well as a consultant for a shelter for abused women and children. He also served on an advisory board for a school specializing in the education of children with special educational needs. He was recognized by the Alabama State Senate and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services for his part in the development of a training video for professionals who work with special needs students.
Dr. Kantra has presented at National and regional conferences as well as to general audiences on topics such as parenting strategies, ADD, marital enrichment, stress management, professional burnout, and business relations. He also writes newspaper articles on a variety of self-help topics (visit PsychDigest.com to learn more).
Dr. Kantra is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing, maladaptive patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
Augusta Kantra, Counselor, MS, LPC
My name is Augusta Kantra, and I love working with motivated people who are ready to take a bold and compassionate look at their patterns – behavioral and emotional. I feel that people need help uncovering their resources and that personal empowerment is the key to living more fully. Being out of “balance,” whether that’s behaviorally, emotionally, or spiritually, causes tremendous distress.
My main goal in treatment is to help my client restore balance, thereby creating the opportunity to develop healthy, mindful choices in all areas of life.
Creating balance in one’s life requires honest, yet compassionate self-inquiry. It is my philosophy that every person is capable of achieving this balance, and it is my job to help uncover this ability. To look deeply requires trust and rapport. I foster both of these traits in the therapeutic relationship.
I am a wife, mother of two daughters, yoga instructor and cancer survivor.