Dr. Devin A. Callahan is the founder of Balance LLC: A Center for Mental Health and Wellness. Balance was developed to improve the mental health and wellness of the community. It is a place where people can receive the help they need in a variety of ways: different therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, positive psychology, existential therapy, EMDR, Gottman marital therapy, art therapy, music therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy. Also, providing help to a diversity of background no matter their background or age or need. His passion for making the community and world a better place is seen in his commitment to public speaking, informing schools, outreach to churches, support of the Center, community presence. His expertise in group therapy, education, and therapy allows the opportunity for speaking out for mental health and wellness. He is very excited to offer talks about wellness/mental health, workshops and group therapy.

Dr. Callahan believes that Balance is a place where mental health is not a bad work but a way of life. Balance is a place to learn about yourself and how to be at your best mentally and physically. This is an opportunity to change your interaction with the stressful world and experience your world in a healthy balanced way.

Dr. Callahan is a licensed clinical psychologist (license # Psy19400) working with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults.  Dr. Callahan has a family practice focused on meeting the individual needs of each and every client.  In providing a personal and professional environment the focus is on what is important which is getting people the help they need.

Dr. Callahan is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Diego. He has been working in the field of psychology for over 20 years. His passion for psychology and helping people led him to work extensively with schools, hospitals, group homes and a homeless shelter. He is a graduate of UCSD and Alliant International University where he was President of the national honor society for psychology. 

Experience

  • Published in the area of ADHD
    Parental Opinion of the Treatment Effectiveness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    This dissertation discusses issues relating to diagnosis and treatment of ADHD as well as parent satisfaction.  
  • Published in the area of drug/alcohol abuse
    Authored a book chapter on the relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and substance use.  To be published in Lawson, G. & Lawson, A. (Eds.).  (in press).  Alcoholism and substance abuse and special populations.  Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers. 
  • Published in the area of relationships
  • Member of the APA and Psi Chi 
  • On the Poway Unified School District Referral list
  • On the UC Caps referral list (a provider for all University of CA schools)
  • Taught Law and Ethics and Therapy/Theory courses for the PhD program at the California School of Professional Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Christian Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Deployment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's and Women's Issues
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • ADHD and Childhood Disorders

Dr. Callahan's experience is extensive due to training and experience in multiple settings including hospitals, group homes (where he was the clinical director), day treatment for long term disabled, school setting and a homeless shelter. He takes a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.  The idea being that if you change your thoughts you will change your mood and your actions.  Change involves work in therapy and of course out of the office.  Treatment should be short term with long term benefits.  You now have the choice to make a change in your life and to improve yourself.   

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
– Ayn Rand