Blair is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW – licensed in both VA and NC) with years of experience working directly with individuals and families. Blair earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Appalachian State University where she focused on working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Blair spent the next few years working in an Independent Living Program in Atlanta, Georgia with adolescent and young adult female survivors of sex trafficking. Inspired by the growth and resiliency of these women, who embraced therapy to begin healing from their traumas, Blair returned to school and earned her Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of New England. Since that time, Blair has found a focus in working with individuals struggling with eating related challenges after working in a residential treatment setting for eating disorders for several years.
Blair has experience working with a diverse range of individuals, families, and groups across multiple levels of care. Her experience has been predominately with adolescents and young women struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, spiritual or faith related struggles, women’s issues, and sexual trauma. Additionally, Blair has a specialty in working with ARFID, or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
Blair believes that everyone should be in therapy, including the therapists. We are all seeking in this life- seeking to understand ourselves with more depth, connect with others with more ease, and find space from pain with more health. Blair believes that establishing a safe, supportive, and dynamic therapeutic relationship allows clients to explore themselves and their struggles with both personal agency and professional guidance. Blair aims to partner with you in your seeking by offering objective reflections, curiosity, and empowerment. Blair primarily utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for those who need more solution-focused, skills based therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for those who want to understand and change unhelpful thinking patterns; and Narrative Therapy for those who want to explore and process their own story. Blair is an LGBTQ affirming therapist and welcomes all people in all presentations.
Blair finds joy in people, friendships, family, and her pup Tate. She considers herself a traveler, a creative, a swimmer, and a lover of good books and good food.
Blair sees clients out of our Richmond office, as well as by telehealth.