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Matthew Lindgren – Experienced Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakand, East Bay

July 23, 2012

Therapist Matthew Lindgren is the CEO of Blackbird Family Therapy, Inc., a community mental health agency located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The organization offers a variety of treatment programs and collaborates with the California Victim Compensation Program to give free services to people who have been affected by violent crime. In addition to his work at Blackbird Family Therapy, Lindgren sees clients at his private practice in Oakland.

Before working as a private clinician, Matthew Lindgren provided psychotherapy at Impulse Treatment Center as a Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Specialist. His work focused on the treatment of people recovering from sexual addiction. Lindgren did this in individual and group settings from 2009 to 2010.

Matthew Lindgren’s experience in counseling trauma victims grew out of his work at ABC Family Solutions, where he held the position of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) from 2006 to 2009. In his work there, Lindgren specialized in trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has experience in counseling victims of such traumas as sexual assault, military combat, homicide, and child abuse. Matthew Lindgren also worked extensively with couples in therapy, and his clients included many same-sex couples. Additionally, he collaborated with several local agencies to provide care to children, including the foster care system, Child Protective Services, and the family court system. Lindgren was one of the first therapists to offer the techniques of Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to children.

Educated at New College of California in San Francisco, Matthew Lindgren earned his M.A. in 2005 with a GPA of 3.98. During his time there, he worked at the New College of California Community Counseling Center as an MFT trainee. Many of Lindgren’s patients were low-income families and members of the lesbian and gay community in San Francisco. After graduating, Matthew Lindgren worked at Golden Gate Counseling as an MFT Intern.

Matthew Lindgren – Experienced Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakand, East Bay

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