Our People

The Evolution Group

DANIEL BLACKWOOD

Founder, Executive Director, Therapist, LPCC, CCGC, CSAT

Recovery is… collaborative.

“Recovery’ refers to the process of achieving wellness from an addictive disorder. But this is only one level of its meaning.
At another level of recovery there is a mystery, a depth, that lies within.
This mystery is the truth of who we are.
Therapy empowers us to recover this truth that lies within the wholeness of our being.
This truth has always been present.

I listen and connect with my clients at a heart level.
I try to practice this daily for the past 30 years.
This intention can result in a connection that helps my clients to recover from what brought them in to see me, and to discover who they are at a deeper level.

It is not what happens to us that matters most. What matters most is how we look at what happens to us.

-Epictetus

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Depression
  • Gambling
  • Families & Couples
  • Teens of divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Group therapy
  • CBT
  • Gestalt
  • Experiential, and humanistic theory and approaches.

“Relax into the mystery”

Or call us to take your first step
at 505-242-6988

Mini Bio

Daniel Blackwood is from Manhattan, NY but was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico from age 9 on.

New Mexico is his home and New York is fun to visit. He began working in the field in 1984 and was part of a counseling firm, as a partner, with many wonderful clinicians, mentors, and colleagues.His practice focus included teens of divorce, anger, domestic violence, couples therapy, wilderness therapy, group therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Experiential, and humanistic theory and approaches. After many years of work together, we partners went our separate ways and in 1998 he opened up the Evolution Group, Inc. with one Administrative Assistant and one part time therapist working with him. The rest of the story is long and fun to tell but the short version is that we have grown into an amazing organization that is a joy to come to work foreach day.

Daniel Blackwood is the Executive Director and he works with the administrative and clinical teams here to see that our clients get the best services possible in the pursuit of well-being. He seeks and support our staff to meet each of our clients as a person, whether individually, as a couple, in a family or a group, to walk in their shoes, and to understand them deeply at a feeling level and within their cultural and family context. The resulting attachment will form a therapeutic relationship that is transformative. In this way each client will feel the inner motivation to reach his or her unique potential, and to heal and grow. His goal is to strive for excellence at this.