Rachel Cavallaro, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Cavallaro received her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2018. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Addiction Medicine at CeDAR before accepting a full-time position as a psychologist here. Her roles and responsibilities include conducting psychological assessments for both the inpatient and outpatient clinics, facilitating various therapeutic groups, providing psycho-educational lectures to patients and staff, as well as offering clinical supervision. Prior to her work at CeDAR, she was employed in various inpatient and outpatient programs specializing in severe mental illness, addiction, psychological and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Cavallaro served in the Army National Guard for 10 years as a military police officer, including a combat tour to Afghanistan. Aside from treating addiction, her interests relate to treating military personnel, complex trauma, and resiliency. She has been trained and certified by the Beck Institute in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD. Although Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is her primary treatment of choice, Dr. Cavallaro regularly integrates techniques from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to enhance her work with individuals.