Dr. Suzanne Blaising

Dr. Suzanne Blaising

    • SpecialtyTherapist

    Dr. Suzanne Blaising

    I work with adults who want to address their depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.   

    As life unfolds, it presents us with unexpected challenges that require us to adapt and change. I have over 20 years of experience helping my clients find their path at these difficult times. I help create a safe  environment that promotes healing and growth. I strive to be attentive, supportive, challenging, and compassionate; all while embracing the hardships, the losses, and the struggles, as well as the gifts, the irony, and the humor in the situations that life throws at us.  I help my clients cultivate self care by being good observers of themselves and their surroundings, by asking hard questions, and by showing compassion as they challenge themselves with different approaches and keep open to new possibilities. 

    My specialties are couples counseling, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. 

    Education: 

    University of Illinois – Chicago: Masters of Social Work (MSW)
    Institute for Clinical Social Work: PhD  

    Certifications: 

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist
    Certificate of Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training Northwestern University Divorce Mediation & Conflict Resolution Certification
    Relationship Enhancement Educator (RET): National Institute for Relationship Enhancement
    Recovery from Affairs Recommended Therapist: Beyond Affairs Network (BAN)
    Certified Smart Steps Educator: Stepfamily Association of America
    Certified Premarital Educator: Pick A Partner Program 

    Memberships: 

    Member of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) Member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners (ASKP3) Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)  

    Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)