I know that the search for a therapist isn't easy, so before you read anymore I just want to say thank you for considering me to join you on your journey to healing, health, and happiness. It takes immense courage and strength to acknowledge the need for help and even more to do something about it. Below you will find a brief history, educational background and professional training information.
A Little About Me
Therapy is my purpose. From the time of my youth I have been engaging in conversations with deep empathy, compassion, care and intrigue for the well-being of others. I feel honored to be able to walk alongside my clients through the most ugly, scary, and difficult of times.
My passion for maternal mental health was born out of some of my most devastating moments. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, my mother passed during my second pregnancy, and third pregnancy happened less than a month of relocating my family to Florida. I have experienced the wide range of joy to grief while on my journey of motherhood. I have heard so many stories like mine and different, of mothers struggling and just trying to make it. Through therapy, I strive to help new mothers, new parents, new families to face the challenges of parenthood and flourish.
Educational Background and Professional Training
I had the pleasure of studying Family, Youth, and Community Sciences with a specialization in organizational leadership at the University of Florida; Go Gators! In 2011, I completed my Masters of Science at Nova Southeastern University in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed Postpartum Support International's Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training and Advance Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both the state of
Missouri and Florida.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I hope our paths are
able to cross and that we may walk on your journey to health and
Simara Blair, LMFT