Dr. Devin A. Callahan is the founder of Balance LLC: A Center for Mental Health and Wellness.
Dr. Callahan believes that Balance is a place where mental health is not a bad word 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 world and experience your life in a healthy and balanced way.
Dr. Callahan is a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy19400) working with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. Dr. Callahan has a diverse family practice focused on meeting the individual needs of each and every client. By providing a compassionate care in a professional environment, the focus of his practice is improving the lives of all clients that walk through the door.
Dr. Callahan has been working in the field of psychology for over 25 years and has spoken to groups large and small on a variety of topics. 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.
- 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
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Christian Counseling
- Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- 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.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
– Albert Einstein