Susannah Blachly - counselor, therapist, family and children counseling services Vermont

Susannah BlachlyWelcome

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor working out of Montpelier, Vermont.  I work with both children (ages 6 and up), adults and couples. My clinical practice is aimed at addressing a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, spirituality, transition, parenting, behavioral and interpersonal challenges. While employed with Washington County Mental Health for over seven years I was trained in Mindfulness CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a children’s trauma treatment model known as ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) created by Margaret Blaustein.

I also practice Archetypal Dream Work- a form of deep inner work that helps clients understand their deeper, more unconscious processes, desires and blocks. I have been a student of the dream work for over 20 years and it has been truly life changing on many levels. Finally, I am currently getting certified as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner and welcome clients who are interested in focusing on the language of the body as another tool for self understanding and healing. (visit for more information)

Therapeutic orientation

My therapeutic orientation when working with adults is an integrated approach of mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic (body focused) therapy, and psychodynamic insight oriented therapy, including Archetypal Dream Work. I also incorporate elements of expressive arts therapies in work with clients who are interested in and may benefit from a supplementary, arts-oriented approach. 

My work with children is a combination of  CBT, the ARC trauma treatment model, expressive arts therapy, and non-directive and directive play therapy for younger children. I also bring my experience as a musician and songwriter to bear in my work with children using songwriting as a clinical tool for those who feel drawn to musical expression.