Meet Dr. Suzanne Blaising, a dedicated and compassionate therapist who understands that life’s challenges often require us to adapt and grow. With over 20 years of experience, she specializes in helping adults navigate through depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, and relationship issues, providing a safe environment that fosters healing and growth.
Dr. Blaising is attentive, supportive, challenging, and compassionate, fully embracing both the hardships and the gifts that life presents. Through her work, she encourages clients to cultivate self-care by becoming keen observers of themselves and their surroundings, asking hard questions, and exploring new possibilities with compassion.
Her expertise spans various therapeutic modalities, including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration and facilitation. Dr. Blaising serves as a sub-investigator on the MAPS Phase 3 clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and has completed the MAPS therapist training program in 2022. Additionally, she contributes to MindMeds Phase 2 LSD clinical trials for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder as a dosing session monitor.
Dr. Blaising’s academic journey includes a PhD from the Institute for Clinical Social Work and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois – Chicago. She holds certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training from PRATI, Northwestern University Divorce Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Relationship Enhancement Educator from the National Institute for Relationship Enhancement, Recovery from Affairs Recommended Therapist from Beyond Affairs Network (BAN), Certified Smart Steps Educator from the Stepfamily Association of America, and Certified Premarital Educator from the Pick A Partner Program.
Active in her professional community, Dr. Blaising is a member of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners (ASKP3), American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
With her extensive experience and a heart for healing, Dr. Suzanne Blaising stands ready to support her clients on their journey of self-discovery, growth, and resilience. In her presence, clients find a guiding light through life’s challenges, fostering empowerment and hope for the future.