Blaire Schroder

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a the first and often most difficult step toward getting the help and support you are seeking. It can often be a bit scary and intimidating to reach out and make yourself vulnerable to a new person, but I assure you that I will do my absolute best to help you feel comfortable and to support the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship.

My name is Blaire Schroder and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New York and New Jersey. I earned my Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University in 2009 and have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Queens College as all of my secondary education is in the field of mental health. I have approximately 14 years of professional experience working in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles with. I believe we all have the capacity to develop self-awareness through our challenges and therefore be equipped to make positive changes and improve our overall quality of life. Sometimes an individual with an outside perspective and no prior connection can offer an unbiased perspective, can provide helpful support, and can guide and motivate us to successfully address a difficult situation at times when we may feel otherwise stuck. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal experiences, perspectives, feelings and even flaws, and have a strong desire to be both accepted and understood. I believe that being open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story with me to be critical to the development of a trusting relationship and I sincerely look forward to developing that connection with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #086803 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LCSW #44SC05552300 (Expires: 2020-08-01)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Blaire for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

From our first session, my counselor and I connected. I was hesitant to open up and was not sure if she was the right counselor for me but by the end of the first session and over time, I was more and more sure that she was. I have told her things that I have never said out loud, and she has helped me progress in life and reach a healthier mental state. I don’t feel depressed as often as I used to, and for the first time, I have been able to achieve goals that I have never accomplished before. My counselor has had a big part in this. She is always encouraging, validates everything I say, is very supportive and uplifting, and always makes different suggestions of things I can try to better myself. After our sessions, I feel great and am reassured that I made the right decision in seeking counseling. I know that over time, I will be able to transcend my initial goals for myself and be the person I’ve always wanted to be. I have already recommended therapy to relatives because I see how much of an impact it can have, all thanks to Blaire. Thank you so much!!!

Written by C.H. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Blaire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Blaire is great. She makes you feel extremely comfortable and heard. Listens, gives feedback and practical things you can do to start feeling better immediately. I feel very lucky to have found her.

Written by S.H. on Dec 29, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

She is so amazing. A God send. Blaire is very empathetic, works with you. She is simply the best .

Written by S.A. on Nov 30, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Wonderful!

Written by N.E. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Blaire an empathetic caring and down to earth clinician. Her support meant a lot to me in my time of need. I would highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Blaire is terrific. I will stick with her.

Written by K.E. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

A most excellent therapist!

Written by M.I. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Blaire's been very helpful so far. She seems kind, insightful, intelligent, educated, and understanding. It's been easier to speak with her than any previous counselor, and I get the impression that she genuinely cares about people and what she does.

Written by A.M. on Aug 29, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Blair is kind, and listens so well. I feel comfortable sharing everything with her and have come to count on helpful feedback and suggestions for moving forward in a positive way.

Written by T.I. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Blaire has been amazing. She’s super supportive, empathetic, and kind. She has helped me gain confidence in myself and learn that it is okay to enforce healthy boundaries in my relationships.

Written by M.O. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Blaire helps me figure out how to keep myself calm and relaxed. She also helps me realize the triggers for my anxiety and depression.

Written by M.A. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Blaire has been my saving grace. She has a wonderful balance of listening while also relating to me when helpful. She is non-judgemental, caring, and hopeful. It has been incredibly easy to trust her.

Written by N.I. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, and anger management

Blaire has been very helpful and I would recommend her as a counselor!

Written by S.A. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

So far so good. Really enjoying this format and my counselor. I’ve never been good at sticking with therapy but this is so flexible and easy, and so personalized that I can’t see myself quitting like I’ve done with many in person therapists.

Written by A.L. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Blaire is one of the best counselors I have worked with. She really knows how to get me to look at things in a different light. I always feel such relief and reassurance after our sessions. I couldn't ask for a better counselor!

Written by J.U. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Blaire has helped us through an incredibly tough time. She is empathetic, compassionate and takes time to understand and affirm feelings. I highly recommend Blaire!

Written by B.R. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Blaire for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is the sweetest most empathetic counselor ever!