Sheila Ali
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with a person-centered and strength-based lens.
Things that may have felt difficult prior to the pandemic carry a very different load now, as we learn to navigate life with Covid. While the idea of therapy may have felt radical before, it can now offer us a roadmap to developing greater internal strength to steer through the uncertainty. It is deep within our unconscious that we meet our true selves and can then begin the profound work of developing mechanisms for the lives we are seeking. I view it as a great privilege to bear witness to the strength that emerges from the courage of confronting the vulnerability of our own psychology.
(925) 965-7775
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with a person-centered and strength-based lens.
Things that may have felt difficult prior to the pandemic carry a very different load now, as we learn to navigate life with Covid. While the idea of therapy may have felt radical before, it can now offer us a roadmap to developing greater internal strength to steer through the uncertainty. It is deep within our unconscious that we meet our true selves and can then begin the profound work of developing mechanisms for the lives we are seeking. I view it as a great privilege to bear witness to the strength that emerges from the courage of confronting the vulnerability of our own psychology.
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Amanda Macor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I practice from a strength-based and attachment perspective, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a valley, feeling depleted and uninspired. We realize we have been stuck in the same cycles, having exhausted all of the tools that once worked and unsure why change feels impossible. Sometimes we just need someone to see the best in us, to hold hope when we're barely hanging on. Therapy shouldn't be something we dread, but rather an opportunity to feel encouraged and poured into, inspired and deeply understood.
(510) 330-0767
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I practice from a strength-based and attachment perspective, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a valley, feeling depleted and uninspired. We realize we have been stuck in the same cycles, having exhausted all of the tools that once worked and unsure why change feels impossible. Sometimes we just need someone to see the best in us, to hold hope when we're barely hanging on. Therapy shouldn't be something we dread, but rather an opportunity to feel encouraged and poured into, inspired and deeply understood.
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Mariya Wolff
PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am dedicated to a strength-based, non-pathologizing process of empowering my clients to listen, honor, and validate through a lens of self-compassion.
I practice compassionate, empowering, and transparent therapy with individuals of all walks of life. I am humbled to be invited into the vulnerable emotional processes of others, and it is vital that I honor your true and lived experience. I utilize an integrative style of therapy that balances awareness of your unique individual experience in collaboration with the cultural and societal challenges that we all navigate on a daily basis. I consider transparency, humor, and humility to be core elements in the therapeutic relationship and it is imperative to me that you feel our work together mirrors your future hopes and goals.
(510) 571-2810
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am dedicated to a strength-based, non-pathologizing process of empowering my clients to listen, honor, and validate through a lens of self-compassion.
I practice compassionate, empowering, and transparent therapy with individuals of all walks of life. I am humbled to be invited into the vulnerable emotional processes of others, and it is vital that I honor your true and lived experience. I utilize an integrative style of therapy that balances awareness of your unique individual experience in collaboration with the cultural and societal challenges that we all navigate on a daily basis. I consider transparency, humor, and humility to be core elements in the therapeutic relationship and it is imperative to me that you feel our work together mirrors your future hopes and goals.
Andrew Potter
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic style is strength-based, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed.
I believe that you have unique gifts that are worth discovering and sharing with the world and that identifying with and expressing these gifts will allow you to feel whole and to heal. I believe seeking mental health support, while daunting, is one of the most rewarding, courageous, and healing decisions one can make. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice with doctoral training from UC Berkeley. I am relatable, empathic, validating, and committed to our work. I place tremendous emphasis on our alliance and believe we can learn from each other.
(857) 403-9386
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic style is strength-based, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed.
I believe that you have unique gifts that are worth discovering and sharing with the world and that identifying with and expressing these gifts will allow you to feel whole and to heal. I believe seeking mental health support, while daunting, is one of the most rewarding, courageous, and healing decisions one can make. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice with doctoral training from UC Berkeley. I am relatable, empathic, validating, and committed to our work. I place tremendous emphasis on our alliance and believe we can learn from each other.
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Francesca Battaglia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I'm a strength-based therapist that will work with you from a client-centered and collaborative approach to help you through difficult life transitions and current life stressors (personal, professional, family, etc.
I enjoy working with individuals and athletes that need support in their lives. There will come a time when life throws you some curveballs. You will go through many different transitions in your life and sometimes you will need additional support. I have worked with clients on improving communication, increasing self-awareness, motivation, coping skills, reducing anxiety, depression, process life transitions, and current life stressors.
(925) 856-5860
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I'm a strength-based therapist that will work with you from a client-centered and collaborative approach to help you through difficult life transitions and current life stressors (personal, professional, family, etc.
I enjoy working with individuals and athletes that need support in their lives. There will come a time when life throws you some curveballs. You will go through many different transitions in your life and sometimes you will need additional support. I have worked with clients on improving communication, increasing self-awareness, motivation, coping skills, reducing anxiety, depression, process life transitions, and current life stressors.
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Nicole Scanlon-Lodato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
(209) 694-4782
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
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Michelle Hider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Michelle Hider, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializes in working with adolescents and adults who present with chemical dependency, mood, anxiety, and/or PTSD symptoms. She is a trained Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapist who integrates strength-based, motivational enhancement, existential, and culturally appropriate modalities to help people thrive and heal. She supports goals clients identify and believes a strong therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the healing process. Her main focus is to meet clients where they're at by supporting changes they identify and are ready to make.
(510) 650-1237
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Michelle Hider, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializes in working with adolescents and adults who present with chemical dependency, mood, anxiety, and/or PTSD symptoms. She is a trained Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapist who integrates strength-based, motivational enhancement, existential, and culturally appropriate modalities to help people thrive and heal. She supports goals clients identify and believes a strong therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the healing process. Her main focus is to meet clients where they're at by supporting changes they identify and are ready to make.
Victoria K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
(925) 326-6718
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
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Allie Kaelin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is the most significant component in therapy, and I strive to create a connection with you that will lead to success. My style includes highlighting your inner strengths, increasing your supportive environments, and improving your ability to regulate your emotions. My services provide adolescents and adults with an empathic environment to explore life stressors, mental health symptoms, and relationship issues. My approach blends strength based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapies, which focus on the present and making changes in the here and now.
(510) 983-5613
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is the most significant component in therapy, and I strive to create a connection with you that will lead to success. My style includes highlighting your inner strengths, increasing your supportive environments, and improving your ability to regulate your emotions. My services provide adolescents and adults with an empathic environment to explore life stressors, mental health symptoms, and relationship issues. My approach blends strength based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapies, which focus on the present and making changes in the here and now.
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Mind Matters Psychotherapy Coaching & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
(925) 378-4684
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
Kate Rebecca Scimia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I work from an attachment, strength-based perspective as I assist teens, adults, and couples with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationships. Often the story we tell ourselves about the world profoundly impacts how we think, feel, and behave and taking a closer look at these stories can help us heal. I utilize different therapeutic practices including Gottman Couples Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(925) 267-6402
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I work from an attachment, strength-based perspective as I assist teens, adults, and couples with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationships. Often the story we tell ourselves about the world profoundly impacts how we think, feel, and behave and taking a closer look at these stories can help us heal. I utilize different therapeutic practices including Gottman Couples Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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Elizabeth A Rogers-Fortis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I take direction from a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on these theories and philosophies: Somatic Experiencing, Strength-based Psychology, Relational Solutions (Terry Real), Experiential Psychology, Mind Body Eating.
In a life transition? Not feeling your best? Want to improve your relationship or recover from a stressful one? I can help you reach your goals. Check out my website and schedule a complimentary session!
(510) 878-4436
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I take direction from a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on these theories and philosophies: Somatic Experiencing, Strength-based Psychology, Relational Solutions (Terry Real), Experiential Psychology, Mind Body Eating.
In a life transition? Not feeling your best? Want to improve your relationship or recover from a stressful one? I can help you reach your goals. Check out my website and schedule a complimentary session!
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Mirella Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with adults who are experiencing and dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, work stress, addiction, life transitions/changes, grief, divorce and relationship issues. I have experience working with those who have gone through childhood trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, substance use/addiction, domestic violence, parenting issues, loss of children, separation from parents, family court/cps issues, and foster care placements.
(628) 209-5762
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with adults who are experiencing and dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, work stress, addiction, life transitions/changes, grief, divorce and relationship issues. I have experience working with those who have gone through childhood trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, substance use/addiction, domestic violence, parenting issues, loss of children, separation from parents, family court/cps issues, and foster care placements.
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Paula Soltani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I pull from a variety of approaches, within a framework of strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness and am committed to adapting to using what is most appropriate for you.
My belief as a therapist is that we all possess innate and unique strengths that are best highlighted when we feel supported. This support is the impetus for change and for developing a stronger sense of resilience. My purpose as a therapist is to support you in finding your own ways to reach peace, wholeness, and tranquility. In doing so, you will help improve your relationships with others.
(925) 248-4626
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I pull from a variety of approaches, within a framework of strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness and am committed to adapting to using what is most appropriate for you.
My belief as a therapist is that we all possess innate and unique strengths that are best highlighted when we feel supported. This support is the impetus for change and for developing a stronger sense of resilience. My purpose as a therapist is to support you in finding your own ways to reach peace, wholeness, and tranquility. In doing so, you will help improve your relationships with others.
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Rehana Raheem
PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I utilize a strength-based approach, using what matters to you most as a guide to making positive changes in your life.
Welcome! I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse identities and histories. The fundamental core of my practice is to foster a safe and nurturing environment with authenticity, spontaneity, and humor. As your therapist, I will listen closely, ask questions, share my observations, and offer insights and tools for us to consider together. My aim is to help you understand the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I pay close attention to the ways in which culture and society influence your sense of self and understanding of the world. No issue is too big or too small!
(510) 983-4340
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I utilize a strength-based approach, using what matters to you most as a guide to making positive changes in your life.
Welcome! I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse identities and histories. The fundamental core of my practice is to foster a safe and nurturing environment with authenticity, spontaneity, and humor. As your therapist, I will listen closely, ask questions, share my observations, and offer insights and tools for us to consider together. My aim is to help you understand the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I pay close attention to the ways in which culture and society influence your sense of self and understanding of the world. No issue is too big or too small!
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Dr. Roxanna Manfredi-Giammona
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual is unique and no person or family is the same as another. As a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse group of adults, children, and families. I have over 25 years experience working in psychotherapy, crisis intervention with domestic violence, child court advocate, as a forensic psychologist, and as a family court mediator. I assist children and families as they work through challenges and move toward rebuilding their self-confidence and creates a more positive outlook in life.
(925) 799-2295
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual is unique and no person or family is the same as another. As a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse group of adults, children, and families. I have over 25 years experience working in psychotherapy, crisis intervention with domestic violence, child court advocate, as a forensic psychologist, and as a family court mediator. I assist children and families as they work through challenges and move toward rebuilding their self-confidence and creates a more positive outlook in life.
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Crystal Blanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SUDCCIV Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Not accepting new clients
I utilize a strength-based, and client centered approach to the therapeutic process, incorporating personal strengths and direction from the person receiving support.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
(925) 965-0485
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Not accepting new clients
I utilize a strength-based, and client centered approach to the therapeutic process, incorporating personal strengths and direction from the person receiving support.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
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Shawn Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.
(510) 291-4834
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.
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Jake Rivas-Duke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Having worked in mental health and substance use for 8 years, treating these issues both independently and in a co-occurring modality, I know the first challenge is reaching out and asking for help. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other issues affecting wellness and hope commonly leads to the ineffective use of substances. I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic#110007) and Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certified by CCAPP, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders in youths, adults, couples, and families utilizing strength-based therapy.
(925) 452-4387
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Having worked in mental health and substance use for 8 years, treating these issues both independently and in a co-occurring modality, I know the first challenge is reaching out and asking for help. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other issues affecting wellness and hope commonly leads to the ineffective use of substances. I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic#110007) and Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certified by CCAPP, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders in youths, adults, couples, and families utilizing strength-based therapy.
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Jonathan Page
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At Blackhawk Family Development Center we strive to provide treatment that goes beyond symptom relief. Fundamentally, we believe that each person can achieve happiness and that happiness can be cultivated through internal resiliency. All of our services are steeped in a strength based approach. Whether we are working with a child, adolescent or adult our therapy and assessment services offer the opportunity to develop the positive self concept that promotes interactions fueled through resilience, innovation and positive intention.
(925) 378-4654
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At Blackhawk Family Development Center we strive to provide treatment that goes beyond symptom relief. Fundamentally, we believe that each person can achieve happiness and that happiness can be cultivated through internal resiliency. All of our services are steeped in a strength based approach. Whether we are working with a child, adolescent or adult our therapy and assessment services offer the opportunity to develop the positive self concept that promotes interactions fueled through resilience, innovation and positive intention.

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