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) and adults. My clinical practice is aimed at addressing a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, spirituality, transition, parenting, behavioral and interpersonal challenges.  I work with both children and adults.  During my time as an outpatient therapist at Washington County Mental Health I have been 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.

My therapeutic orientation when working with adults is an integrated approach of mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychodynamic insight oriented therapy, including a Jungian based form of dream work. As part of my work with mindfulness, I help clients develop greater cognitive, emotional and somatic (body) awareness as a means to healing.  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.  This summer I will be attending the level 1 training in Somatic Experiencing and hope to expand upon the somatic aspect of my work.

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.