Blaise is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. He received his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University in 2019 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2002. Blaise is also a founding member of the North Carolina First Responder Peer Support Team which helps first responders across the state work through issues with job related stressors and promotes mental health awareness. Blaise embraces an integrative approach in therapy and applies tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, among others. Blaise is also partially trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health difficulties.
Blaise has experience working with adolescents (12 and up) and adults living with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. He is passionate about helping clients work through their adversity by building strength and resiliency in ways that are meaningful to them. Blaise has extensive experience working with public safety personnel (911 communications, police, fire, EMS). He has been in a public safety role for over 13 years and understands the importance of meeting the unique needs of public safety clients.
Blaise believes in meeting clients where they are and does so with respect and integrity. He understands that not everyone’s journey is the same and sometimes things are difficult to handle, but there is always room for growth and recovery for our mental health and wellness.