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Dr. Kavros is the Director of the Schema Therapy Institute of the SouthEast. Information about the Center, and its training and certification programs for clinicians may be found hereInformation about the International Society for Schema Therapy may be found here.


Dr. Kavros is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York, as well as North Carolina. She is a National Health Register Psychologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and an Advanced Schema Therapist Trainer and Supervisor in Individuals and Couples. Dr. Kavros is grateful for those who have shared their wisdom and expertise as she trained: Travis Atkinson, LCSW, Wendy T. Behary, LSCW, Joan Farrell, PhD, Poul Perris, MD, Eckhard Roediger, MD, and Ida Shaw, MA.


Dr. Kavros was awarded a PhD in Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation investigated the ways in which brain functioning influences cognition, memory, and behavior. She ​holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from the California State University East Bay, a Master in Business Administration from the College of Notre Dame du Namur, and a Masters of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary.


Dr. Kavros completed an APA approved Internship with children, adults, and families at the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial where she was a member of the Ryan White Team. Post-​ graduate training was obtained in Neuropsychology ​from​ Columbia University​ and in Human Sexuality ​from​ New York University School of Medicine Langone Medical Center.  

Dr. Kavros held clinical appointments at Columbia University and New York University. In 1990, as Sr Research Associate in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University, she contributed to the development of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center, which has achieved international standing. At Columbia, she had the privilege of working with patients and families responding to the demands of a chronic progressive illness. In 2011, when she completed her training in human sexuality and the treatment of sexual disorders at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Virginia Sadock and Amy Rosenberg, LCSW, Co-Directors of the Human Sexuality Division, invited her to present the use of Mindfulness to the Trainees, and then to join the staff. In 2015, Dr. Kavros moved to North Carolina to be closer to nature and to develop a practice in the Triangle.


In the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, she has the privilege of serving as one of the Ministry Associates at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Hillsborough


Dr. Kavros' 30-year career has featured domestic and global management positions in both the non-profit and profit sector. As an invited speaker, she has addressed topics such as mindfulness, managing difficult situations, and leveraging strengths in the workplace. She has contributed to book chapters, reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion, and published

in peer-reviewed journals.

Balancing her time, Dr. Kavros thrives on reading, baking, music, gardening, training and playing with her therapy dog, Theo, as well as all of the other animals living on Hyacinth Farm. She is a member of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, the Hillsborough Gardening Club, and other non-profits supporting food scarsity and sustainability. Walking the beautiful trails of North Carolina with her husband fills her with peace.











LinkedIn profile features an abridged resume for your review, and a Curriculum Vitae is available, upon request. 

Dr. Kavros belongs to the following professional organizations (please click on the various organizations to be taken to their website):

American Association of Sexuality Education, Counselors and Therapists; 

American Psychological Association - Divisions - International Psychology and

  Society for Religion and Psychology; 

International Society for Schema Therapy; 

National Register for Health Psychologists; 

North Carolina Psychological Association; 

Society for Advancement of Sexual Health; 

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration;

Society for Sex Therapy and Research;

World Professional Association for Transgender



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