Blair Farrar, LPC

Blair is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.  Her belief that every individual deserves compassion, understanding, and healing led her to the mental health field and fuels her passion for helping others as a counselor.

Clinical Specialties 

Blair works with individuals age 18 and up. She has a passion for helping those seeking support and healing related to traumatic experiences, as well as those navigating complex life changes. Her goal in treatment is to support individuals in creating a life worth living. Her specialties include Trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, Depression, Anxiety, emotion regulation, military life, and self-esteem building.

Counseling Approaches

Blair tailors her work to each of her clients, custom blending foundational elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centered approaches.  Within her specialty she offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. She provides Christian Counseling upon request.

Professional Philosophy       

From her own perspective: “I believe that therapy should be a place of safety, healing, and growth. Life’s challenges are not meant to be faced alone, and through my work I want to provide the support and encouragement you need to move forward into a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Therapy looks different for every person and in every season, and I aim to provide the “landing place” that you need right now. Whether you are contemplating major changes, dealing with past challenges, or seeking to make wise choices in the present, it is my honor to walk with you and provide a space for the investment in yourself that you so truly deserve.”

Clinical & Professional Experience

Blair first encountered the need for solid mental health support while teaching in North Carolina and transitioned to the mental health field to more fully focus on providing excellent care. Through graduate school and internships, she served in various roles, from administrative support to psychological testing. She completed her residency in counseling and obtained her LPC in Virginia in 2019. Her experience includes group work, as well as individual work with adults and adolescents in outpatient settings.

Educational Background

Blair graduated with her B.A. in History from Catawba College, and completed her M.A. in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, previously serving as a high school teacher.  She continues to focus her professional continuing education on cutting edge treatment for PTSD and complex trauma.

Fun Facts About Blair

  • Blair is passionate about knitting, crafting, quality time with friends, and her cats.
  • She also loves walking outdoors, finding fantastic local restaurants, and sunshine.
  • Blair will never turn down the opportunity to watch a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel.
  • Her favorite color is deep teal.
  • Her music performers are: Muse, Rend Collective, and anyone performing Handel’s Messiah!
  • The background you see in Blair’s photo is our office “The Lagoon” here at Free Spirit.

 

Contact Blair direct to schedule an appointment at blair@freespiritonline.org or at (757) 241-8830