• 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!

     

    Almost daily, you dread waking up in the morning and stress about having to engage with people. It can even be difficult to find the motivation to get out of bed. You often find it hard to let people into your world. Other people just don't "get it." It's even more of a challenge finding joy or excitement out of life. It can feel like a never ending roller coaster of what feels like confusing and stressful emotions!

     

    You want to feel happy and excited about life. You want to enjoy activities with friends & family again. You want to learn better ways to deal with those dark emotions and to feel light again. You are in the right place! I can help you!

     

    I understand the need to have your "safe space" to open up and express yourself. It's a place for you to rediscover yourself, find your voice, and learn to balance the emotions of life.

     

    Hi there and welcome! My name is Blair Buckler and I am a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH) in the state of North Carolina. I have experience working with ages 13 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), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with individuals 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://therapists.psychologytoday.com/331034

  • CONTACT ME! 

    Email me for a free consultation and more information!

    I am currently open for appointments Monday through Thursday

    After school appointments subject to availability.

    Asheville, NC
    Please email for more info.
    8287823146
  • 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. Marsha 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 EMDR?

    EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapy approach that helps us to look at how past experiences can overly influence our present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about ourselves.

     

    During sleep, we typically cycle between stages of regular sleep and REM sleep, or rapid eye movements. During the REM state of sleep, we are randomly processing through things that are troubling us.

     

    EMDR uses a series of rapid eye movements to process and update disturbing experiences. This is much like when we sleep but in a much more controlled and awake state. By alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are experiencing, you are able to update your memories to a healthier present perspective.

    For additional information: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/​

    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!

    What is telemental health?

    Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field. A therapist or counselor provides psychological counseling and support over the internet through email, video conferencing, online chat, or a phone call. Telemental health may be useful to individuals who cannot leave their home, who work unconventional hours, as well as those overseas or who live in rural or remote areas.

    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.

  • Fees & Insurance

    Current rates are as follows:

    Please email me to arrange a free consultation and to discuss fee payments.

    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!