- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Depression and Anxiety
- Addiction and Substance Abuse Issues
- Adjustment /Life Transition Issues
- Stress Management
- Coping skills for individuals and families
- Education and training on managing serious mental illnesses for individuals and families
BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
Beth Blair is a licensed counselor with over 16 years of experience working with adults of all ages. She has worked in a community mental health center for most of her career and was able to work with a wide range of diagnosis, experiences, and cultures. In this, she is able to approach individuals who might have multiple needs and work to find ways to help them cope and manage their lives in meaningful and fulfilling ways. She is also able to educate individuals and families about mental health concerns and how these impact brain function as well as how these concerns manifest in daily functioning. She has extensive experience utilizing and teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which is an evidence based practice for working with many different concerns, but is especially helpful with individuals who might have trouble regulating emotions, those who have experienced past trauma and/or those who have issues with relationships that impact daily their daily lives. Her past experience has also prepared her to work with individuals who struggle with addiction or substance abuse, as well as their families, to improve chances of recovery. Other areas of experience include working with individual with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation programs and working with children in her undergraduate studies program. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama. Her bachelors degree is an interdisciplinary degree in child development, psychology, and social work and her masters degree is in Counseling with a focus on Vocational Rehabilitation.
Beth views therapy as a team approach between the client and the therapist to identify the issues causing problems for the individual, the client’s goals for treatment, seek ways to improve the present functioning and then move into working on understanding how past experiences or concerns may be impacting the present. Believing that each of us have strengths and abilities that can support recovery is a part of how treatment is approached and she helps the individual to identify the areas of strength that each individual already possesses to face life’s challenges. In utilizing evidenced based practices such as DBT, she also helps clients learn specific ways to regulate emotions, have better interpersonal skills, learn to manage distress/stress, and implement healthier coping skills to manage difficulties in life.