I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas with over 17 years of clinical experience. Whether it’s a life transition causing some added stress and emotional instability to our daily routines, or a significant and traumatic event that leaves us reeling in pieces, life can be challenging at times. You deserve to have someone to walk with you and navigate through those hardships, to the other side. I know that the first step of change can feel frightening, but let me assure you, you are in safe hands. Expect me to be kind, compassionate, quick to listen, slow to speak, and non-judgmental. We will partner together to develop a plan specific to your needs and desired outcomes. It is my desire to empower and equip you with the tools you need to navigate the twists and turns of life, so you can experience the fulfilling and joyful life you desire!
Areas of focus include coping with grief and loss, adjusting to life changes, coping with stress, anxiety, and relational difficulties, and professional coaching.
Grief is a natural response to loss, but that doesn't make it easy to deal with. And loss is not limited to death alone. Any significant life-altering loss (divorce, loss of job, etc) can trigger grief. Loss can be one of life's most stressful events and can cause a major emotional crisis. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming, and the emotions can be consuming. They are not permanent, however. Having proper support is essential as you cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss.
Change is a part of life that will always remain constant and unavoidable. Odds are that you have experienced a significant change in your life, whether it is positive or negative. Sometimes change makes you feel as if your world is turned upside down. You may feel emotional discomfort, fear, overwhelm, anxious, and even depressed. Learning healthy coping strategies for these life transitions can be beneficial for your mental health and overall well-being.
Relationships -with our parents, siblings, relatives, friends, partner, roommates, classmates, coworkers, bosses - are not always easy. They can be fulfilling and meaningful, but can also be messy. Relational challenges are inevitable at times because human beings are complex creatures so the dynamics between two or more of them can become complicated. The question is not how to avoid conflict in relationships, but how to work through conflict and have connected, healthy relationships.
I also really enjoy working with other executives and professionals. There are unique challenges in leading an organization and balancing individual, marriage, and family needs. I want you to not only successfully lead your organization, but also enjoy your life. Feeling fulfilled in your purpose, AND having healthy relationships with your spouse, kids, friends, and colleagues is possible!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD
AR LCSW 2150-C
She is great and understands my situation and how I can handle it better
Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Blair for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Blair is an amazing therapist. She truly cares about you as a person and what your soul is going through. She is a great listener, gives great information and equips me with new tools. I adore her.
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Blair for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She lets me come to her on my own time and isn’t pushy with me. I really appreciate her level headed feedback and ability to help me rationalize in hectic or stressful situations.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Blair for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Blair Presley is amazing. She is exactly the kind of therapist I want and need. I get the impression that she has a lot of experience, and that she truly cares. 20/10
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Blair for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues
We haven't been working long together, and I was nervous about meeting a new therapist. I've had some I really liked, some I didn't, and I liked my last one okay, but they moved and don't have and online license so I haven't had one for a while. I felt like Blair was attentive, understanding, and helped find various ideas to help me through the stuff currently going on in my life and mind. I have really appreciated her insights.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Blair for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue