Welcome to the Alternative Group web site. Alternative Group is an organization of licensed mental-health professionals in Redlands, California. Headed by two therapists and organizational consultants, Bill and Robin Shearer, and joined by Al Dumke, Alternative Group has been in operation since 1977.

Learn more about Bill and Robin Shearer , and Al Dumke, by following the About prompts to your left.


Clinical services have included three specialties, the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorder treatment, and the treatment of couple and family relationship difficulties.

Anxiety disorder treatment includes treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety. The shearers have developed a structured program called C.A.L.M. for Choices for Anxious Lifestyle Management.

Eating disorder treatment includes treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, compulsive eating, and morbid obesity. Eating disorder treatment has been a specialty for over 25 years.

Relationship Therapy accounts for a third specialization. This includes mediation work and work resolving co-parenting conflict.

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Since 1983, Alternative Group has included an emphasis on organizational consulting with frequent workshops and seminars in teambuilding, strategic planning, emotional intelligence, conflict management in the workplace, and coaching and mentoring. Executive Coaching and one-on-one leadership training is a frequently requested service.

Detailed information on our business related work is available by following the Services prompts.

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