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My name is Donovan Scales. I am a Licensed (#12358) Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in couples' counseling and life education. I also have an extensive background in working with individuals with mood disorders as well as anger management. I maintain private practices in both Napa, and Fairfield, California.
With 40+ years of experience as a licensed clinician, and a graduate of Loma Linda University, I also work extensively with co-parenting strategies, and with individuals, adults, and adolescents.
I strive to be a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. My treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to facilitate changes that will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with my clients, to help them build upon their own individual strengths, and to identify and achieve life goals. I draw from my vast experience (both professional and personal) and blend in observations and new approaches to help each individual/couple find ways to grow in the direction that they choose.
Education: I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, as well as a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, both from Loma Linda University.