Blake McHugh is a Mental Health Counselor at CBC where she provides individual, family, and group therapies to children, adolescents, adults, parents and families. Blake co-leads DBT skills groups with teens and adults and is part of the DBT SAGE young adult program. Blake is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, grief, and general stress management. Blake has experience working in a variety of clinical and school settings.
In addition to Blake’s clinical role, she serves as CBC's Community Liasion in which she leads our outreach efforts to individual colleagues, hospitals, schools, and agencies in the community. She focuses on communicating the CBC mission and looks to build relationships with colleagues locally and regionally.
Blake earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University 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. Prior to 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. Previously 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).