Our People

Our Founder

Daniel Blackwood

Founder & Chief Lantern Holder

Daniel began working in the field in 1984 and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 1988. In 1998 he founded the Evolution Group, Inc. where he serves as Executive Director with a team of talented clinicians and administrative staff. Daniel specializes in trauma recovery, couples and partners who want to recover from betrayal, from gambling disorders, as well as recovery from mental illness and addiction. Author of Integrity Recovery (TM), Daniel teaches, supervises, and is working on a new book on Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing.

“Through the warm and respectful bond that exists between us, my clients heal from trauma and come to have clarity about how they feel. They begin to make new choices for themselves. They feel better, have more flow in their lives, and learn to choose and act with more mindful intention.

My clients learn that they are deep, mysterious, and wonderfully unique. I find that down deep my clients are whole and the point of therapy is to empower this wholeness that lies within them. My mission is to light the way.”

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Empowering the wholeness that already lies within.