• Welcome to Therapy with Blair

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    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.


    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!


    To arrange a FREE 15 minute consultation, please email me at blair@helpwithdbt.com

  • Who am I?

    Hi there and welcome!


    My name is Blair Buckler and I am a practicing Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I enjoy working with clients, ages 18+ on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, sexual identity, relationships, and more. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other trauma informed therapies. I have also worked in a variety of settings between Georgia and North Carolina including hospitals, in-home therapy, and outpatient settings.


    I am beyond excited that you are here!


    Over the span of my career, I have worked with many clients on self and life improvement. Nothing brings me more joy in life than helping others make positive changes in their own lives.


    The reason I chose to work in the helping profession is because I have also struggled with life transitions, overcoming obstacles, and my own mental health. I continue to struggle with anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health issues on a regular basis. I learned about and discovered DBT when I was in my graduate school internship. During that time, I had to lead groups and teach others about the various skills. I immediately began teaching myself the skills and applying them to my own life. Within a few months of working on the skills for myself, I started to notice changes in my life. I felt better and more in control of my emotions and daily life. This was the first time I can remember feeling fully in control and less anxious. I had found something that truly worked. Some skills came easier than others. Other skills took me a long time to work on but eventually they clicked.


    They can work for you, too! Get ready to feel better about YOU!


    Feel free to email me at blair@helpwithdbt.com with any questions, comments or concerns.

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  • 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


    • 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

    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.


    For additional information, click here to visit Behavioral Tech.

    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.


    For additional information, click here.

    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.

    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!


    For more information, please email me at blair@helpwithdbt.com or connect with me directly on Talkspace by clicking here.

    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 via email at blair@helpwithdbt.com for a free consultation.

  • Fees + Insurance

    I am very excited to announce that I am now accepting the following insurance through the Headway platform:


    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

    United Healthcare




    Oscar Health


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


    I have a few sliding scale spots periodically open through Open Path Collective. Please email about current openings and availability.


    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. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Social Media Policy: I do not accept friend requests from clients or follow clients back on social media. I also do not respond to messages on any social media platforms. All questions or requests for consultations should be sent via email at blair@helpwithdbt.com
  • Use of information for this site

    This website is intended for information and educational purposes only. No information presented is intended for counseling or treatment. Use of this website does not form a counseling relationship. For more information please contact me at blair@helpwithdbt.com