Blake McHugh is a Mental Health Counselor at CBC where she provides psychology services to individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, Blake co-leads DBT skills groups and is part of the DBT Steps young adult program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she graduated with a major in Human Development and Psychological Services, and she earned a dual Master’s degree in Counseling & Mental Health Services (M.S.Ed) and Professional Counseling (M.Phil.Ed) from The University of Pennsylvania. Blake is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for the treatment of depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, trauma, grief, and general stress management. Blake has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of both clinical and school settings.
Prior to working at CBC, Blake worked at OPAL DBT, which is a comprehensive DBT program located in the Greater Philadelphia area. While at OPAL DBT, Blake co-led DBT skills groups for young adults and was an active member of their consultation team. Before working at OPAL, Blake served as a mental health intern at an inner-city charter high school. She provided individual therapy and evidence-based treatments to teenagers experiencing various mental health disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD), major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and trauma and stress-related disorders. Blake is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).