Dr. Blackman completed both his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology degrees at Adler University. Prior to coming to work at Meier Clinics, Dr. Blackman worked in community mental health, in-patient, and medical settings. In addition to therapeutic and consultation services, Dr. Blackman also provides psychological testing and interpretation services.
Dr. Blackman provides counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. He utilizes individual, family, and marital counseling modalities in his work with adults and adolescents and employs play therapy techniques in working with children.
Dr. Blackman believes that a client-focused, relational, and accepting therapeutic relationship encourages meaningful change and spiritual development. Further, he has found that maintaining an openness to the exploration and integration of faith and spirituality can be transformational for many individuals. Dr. Blackman primarily uses an existential framework to conceptualize his clients and incorporates techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy. Dr. Blackman has experience working with treatment areas including treating both Survivors and Perpetrators of Abuse, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Dissociation, ODD, Relationships, and Various Types of Traumatic Experiences.