With more thirty years of practicing psychotherapy, I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and a Bachelors Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College. My expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, codependency and recovery from narcissistic and abusive relationships. My style is compassionate, authentic, and warm.
I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. I use these innovative modalities to help people get to the root of their problems and therapeutically shift their beliefs and narratives about their life. These therapies are useful in helping clients reduce physical and emotional stress release old burdens, guilt and shame and improve confidence and connection with oneself.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NC LCMHC 17705
VT LCMHC 068.0000546
Betsy takes time to understand your needs and has a lot of empathy.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue
I like her. I trust her and I have been able to work on things that I have not with anyone else.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Betsy Blum is a wonderful therapist!
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She's great and is really helping me out
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Betsy has helped me deal with some deep issues in a compassionate way. I feel as if I have moved forward a great deal in a matter of months. My family agrees. Thank you, Betsy.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Betsy was very helpful and had an approach with me that helped me a lot. She is a great listener, helped me solve problems and showed me the mirror when it was necessary. Thank you Betsy.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd