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Richard (Rick) Blackburn

Clinical Site Director, Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Licensed Psychologist

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Year Joined: 2012
Years of Experience: 21

Education

Bemidji State University - BS in English Education
University of Wisconsin Oshkowh - MSE in Counselor Education
Capella University - PhD in Clinical Psychology

Certification

Diplomate, Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work Issues

More About Richard (Rick) Blackburn

Clinical Interests:

I was recently made one of eleven Fellows for the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and was Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine in 2012 by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. In 2018, I joined the first group of Diplomates for the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I have been active in leadership roles in the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and am currently chairing a Presidential Task Force to integrate sleep medicine into primary care clinics. I have 10+ years of success treating insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, daytime fatigue due to narcolepsy, pediatric sleep disorders, night terrors, sleep walking, nightmares, and insufficient sleep syndrome. I have also conducted outpatient therapy for behavioral health disorders for the past 20 years.

Clinical Approach:

I try to understand the person I'm seeing in the context of their lives and work collaboratively to identify their treatment goals. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ACT therapy, but also have a strong behavioral background. It's important to match the therapy style to the patient's personality and needs. For sleep therapy, I tend to be more behavioral and directive, educating the person as what needs to change to sleep better. For mood and anxiety disorders, I tend to be much more supportive and nurturing.

Hobbies:

There is nothing like hitting the open road on a beautiful summer day on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Until COVID, my wife and I tried to take a 10-day trip somewhere new, each year going places like the American and Canadian Rockies, Yellow Stone National Park, Las Vegas, and around Lake Michigan. My dream is to one day do the Pacific Coast Highway from Alaska to San Diego.

Clinic Contact Info

Cambridge Clinic

817 N. Main Street
Cambridge, MN 55008

(763) 325-0300