• About me

    Are you currently struggling with overwhelming emotions?

    Do you feel stressed out daily by both large and small issues in your life?

    Do you struggle with knowing how to communicate to loved ones about your emotions?

    Are you unsure how to process and deal with past trauma?

     

    You are in the right place!

     

    Hi there and welcome! My name is Blair Buckler and I am a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina. I have experience working with ages 10 to adult on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, sexual identity, relationships, and more. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Resiliency Model (TReM), and Multisystemic Therapy (MST). I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have also worked in a variety of settings between Georgia and North Carolina including hospitals, in-home therapy, and outpatient settings.

     

    I look forward to hearing from you and getting the opportunity to work with you through your life experiences. And I hope to be able to help you to build a life worth living!

     

    For additional information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairbuckler/

    Psychology Today Profile: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/331034

  • CONTACT ME! 

    Call or email me for a free consultation and more information!

    Asheville, NC
    Monday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm
    Please call for more info.
    4042903576
  • Specialties

    Mood, Emotions & Behaviors

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Self Harm
    • Compulsions
    • Substance Abuse
    • Panic Attacks
    • Intrusive Thoughts
    • Impulsive Behaviors
    • Emotional Instability

    Relationships & Sexuality

    • Couples
    • Family
    • LGBTQIA 
    • Break Up and Separation
    • Communication
    • Friendship Issues
    • Trust and honesty building
    • Gender Identity 
    • Sexuality and Intimacy

    Life Changes

    • Women's Issues
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • Birth and Adoption
    • Grief and Loss
    • Employment
    • Life Goals and Transitions
    • Career Planning
    • Family Displacements

    Modalities

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Trauma Resiliency Model (TReM)
    • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
  • Modalities

    What is DBT?

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based therapeutic intervention that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and tries to change negative thinking patterns while pushing for positive behavioral changes. It focuses on problem solving and acceptance-based strategies to bring together opposite concepts such as change and acceptance. It was created by psychologist, Dr. Marha Linehan.

    How is it different from CBT?

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly practiced forms of therapy today. It’s focus is on helping people learn how their thoughts can actually change their feelings and behaviors. It is usually time-limited and goal-focused as practiced by most psychotherapists.

     

    Where CBT works on changing thought patterns, DBT works to change how we manage our emotional responses and behaviors to situations.

     

    Both CBT and DBT can incorporate exploring an individual’s past or history, to help an individual better understand how it may have impacted their current situation. However, discussion of one’s past is not a focus in either form of therapy, nor is it a differentiation between the two forms.

    What is TReM?

    Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others, including the responses of “tend and befriend”, fight, flight and freeze. TRM explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. When the focus is on normal biological responses to extraordinary events, there is a paradigm shift from symptoms being described as biological rather than as pathological or as mental weakness. As traumatic stress symptoms are normalized, feelings of shame and self-blame are reduced or eliminated. Symptoms are viewed as the body’s attempt to re-establish balance to the nervous system.

    What is MST?

    Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST works with the toughest offenders ages 12 through 17 who have a very long history of arrests.

    What is Talkspace?

    Talkspace is an online platform for therapy. It utilizes text, video, and audio messaging through a secure, HIPAA compliant application on computers, mobile phones, and tablets. It offers affordable plans as low as $32 a week. Talkspace gives you regular access to your therapist on a daily basis as opposed to a once a week face to face session. If you so choose, you can do a combination of Talkspace and in person therapy. Please contact me directly with any additional questions. I am happy to do a free consultation to determine if this is the right therapy for you!

    How do I know what's right for me?

    Depending on your needs or situation, any of the above modalities may or may not be right for you and your family. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email for a free consultation.

  • Availability

    I am currently open for appointments Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

    After school appointments subject to availability.

    Saturday morning appointments available upon request.

  • Fees & Insurance

    Current rates are as follows:

    $95 for intakes and hour sessions

    $120 for 90 minute sessions

    $20 per person for groups

    Sliding scale and discounts for students and other mental health professionals are available upon request.

     

    I currently accept Medicaid and HealthChoice. I do not accept any other specific insurance plans at this time. I am happy to provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

     

    All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to cancel within this time will result in being charged the full amount for the session.

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    Social media policy: I accept most follow requests. Any likes, comments, or private messages from current or previous clients will not be responded to via social media.

     

    Please call or email me for appointments or questions. Thank you!