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About Matthew Lindgren

Matthew Lindgren serves as Chief Executive Officer of Blackbird Family Therapy, Inc., based in Oakland, California. Matthew Lindgren is also a clinician at the community mental health agency, which provides therapy to individuals, families, and children. Blackbird Family Therapy, Inc., is especially well equipped to work with people who have experienced violence and life-threatening situations. Along these same lines, Mr. Lindgren and his fellow therapists concentrate on helping others recover from phobias, panic attacks, child behavioral problems, reactive attachment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Blackbird Family Therapy’s specific methods are characterized by the phrases “learn by doing,” “grow by loving,” and “know by feeling.”

In addition, Matthew Lindgren applies his training in cognitive behavioral therapy, which is currently his primary theoretical orientation. He also provides couples therapy, which is based on the work of Sue Johnson, John Gottman, and systems theory. As a public speaker and trainer, he also teaches vicarious trauma to clinicians in various agencies, including the clinical training program at JFK University, and has lectured on the subject of trauma in classes on developmental psychopathology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to entering the field of psychology and therapy, Matthew Lindgren earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After working as a technical writer, Matthew Lindgren went back to school for a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, pursuing studies at the New College of California.

During his time in school, Matthew Lindgren was educated in psychoanalysis and the specific theories related to Lacanian psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis, and non-directed play therapy. He also developed an interest in Jungian theory and the phenomenon of control mastery. Since earning his Master’s degree, Mr. Lindgren has gone on to take advantage of many educational opportunities. He has studied eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that involves moving the eye while concentrating on sensations or memories as a way to remember and heal. The therapy is known to be especially effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which often affects survivors of domestic abuse, child abuse, stalking, rape, assault, torture, and war.

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