Clyde Blair, MFT

Clyde Blair, MFT

dual diagnosis
Specialties:

Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Mindfulness

Somatic Based Client Centered Treatment

Relational Life Couples Therapy Level I

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialty in Men’s Issues

About Clyde:

As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I’ve been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges for over 20 years. Much of my work has focused on helping people recover from past trauma. I have found is that many people who run into problems in their relationships, or who suffer from addictions, depression or anxiety, have experienced some sort of rupture in their family when they were a child or adolescent. Those formative years are crucial in shaping their ideas about the world and about themselves. If they had a troubled childhood or a dysfunctional family, they may have learned to cope and survive that experience, but in later years it causes problems for them in various ways. Helping people to lead more fulfilling lives requires addressing what they’re going through now and the difficulties they are experiencing, and also helping them heal from past childhood trauma that resulted in beliefs and ideas that are dysfunctional or self-destructive to themselves.

Clyde has extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families. Clyde is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy a gentle but powerful and effective somatic based client centered treatment for working with adult and childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and mental health issues like depression and anxiety. He has specialized training in working with addictions of all kinds from substance abuse to process addictions and codependency. He’s also trained in CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy. Clyde received his B.A. from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, and his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara. Currently he maintains a private practice and is an adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He enjoys surfing, skiing, hiking, camping in the Sierras, and music.