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Betsy Blum, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

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

License information

VT LCMHC 068.0000546

NC LCMHC 17705


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Betsy Blum. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Betsy is very kind and willing to help me work through the things that brought me here. I appreciate her experience and knowledge.

Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Betsy is amazing. She immediately created a safe space for me, and made me feel more than comfortable in every conversation we had. She’s kind and warm, but also honest. She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, she tells you what you NEED to hear. She’s the best listener, and always welcomes any and every emotion without judgement. I am beyond thankful for Betsy! She’s helped me more than she’ll ever know.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

It has been a pleasure working with Betsy. Her way of helping me visualize, explain, and role play has been a major positive hurdle in my healing process. Her kind, respectful and positive manner is a big plus too. Thanks Betsy!

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have really valued Betsy's insight - she opened my eyes to behaviors and thought patterns I had been unaware of in myself and those around me. She is caring and offers incisive and perceptive support. Highly recommended!

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Betsy for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Betsy has such a gentle and calming approach while also able to dig deep into seeded issues! I felt heard and seen.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Betsy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

My time in Therapy with Betsy has been so eye opening and clarifying. She is so amazing at helping me to visualize the certain parts of me that are reaching out for help, and calling attention to those parts so that I can be a calmer and clearer me.
An amazing listener who gives wonderful advice and challenges me to reach deeper inside myself to find the parts that need the most help from my higher self; I would recommend Betsy to anyone that I love that seeks guidance . Thank you Betsy !

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Betsy for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and coaching