Master's Level Intern
Supervised by Emma Knowlton, LPC
Get to know Blake
Blake Lever is committed to helping you develop and implement creative solutions to your unique challenges in everyday life, informed by a philosophy that genuine connection lies at the heart of therapeutic healing and self-actualization. He focuses on how adverse childhood experiences and generational trauma impact adults in relation to depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicidal ideation, as well as the development of young adults and adolescents in relation to family dysfunction, attachments, and internal family systems.
Blake’s professional passion lies in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate family cycles across the lifespan. Blake is most attracted to experiential and developmentally informed approaches to therapy. Preferred modalities include Gestalt therapy, DBT, and mindful-CBT. Ultimately, Blake cultivates an integrated approach to therapy, pulling from the rich tapestry of counseling tradition to provide services tailored to your unique needs and desired outcomes.
Modern living can be characterized by discontent and isolation, and for many, these challenges present amid a backdrop of adverse childhood experiences or more recent trauma. Authentic connection to oneself and significant others provides invaluable resources for pursuing your desired therapeutic outcomes. In working with Blake, efforts revolve around seeking holistic integration of mind, body, and spirit; identity exploration using various lenses, including needs, values, strengths, and spirituality; as well as encouraging development of nurturing relationships and enriching communities outside of the therapy room. Further, you are the expert of your own life and Blake aims to serve as a collaborative facilitator offering therapeutic guidance alongside your unique journey.
Blake finds meaning and purpose in his professional life by helping to increase contentment and decrease suffering in those he serves, noting a special interest in prevention and early intervention alongside a strong desire to break unhealthy cycles for future generations. He received his BS in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Washington and is currently completing his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Amberton University.
When Blake isn’t wearing his therapy hat, you can find him spending quality time with his wife and two Boston Terriers. He is also an avid gardener, life-long tennis player, and basic sports fan. Blake looks forward to continued development of his nuclear family, career aspirations, relationships with friends and family, and love for adventure and travel.