Stacey Blase, PhD

I specialize in working with people who are struggling with unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My clients often seek therapy because their internal struggles are affecting their outer worlds and taking them away from the lives they want to lead. In addition to the emotional distress, these thoughts and behaviors impact all aspects of life, including personal goals, relationships, careers, and family life. My clients sometimes seek therapy because painful thoughts or difficult emotions have begun to influence their behavior in problematic ways, interfering with their relationships or other goals in life. Some people notice themselves withdrawing from previously enjoyed activities or avoiding situations in which they feel uncomfortable. Others might find themselves repeating unhelpful or self-destructive behaviors because they struggle to manage the painful thoughts, intense urges, or difficult circumstances. To anyone experiencing overwhelming emotions, there are evidence-based, compassionate therapies that can help you cope effectively and take positive steps forward toward your goals and the person you aspire to be.

I am committed to providing high quality, scientifically informed treatment to help each of my clients build new behaviors to achieve their goals. I believe that effective therapy is a collaborative process that combines the skills of a trained therapist with the individual needs of each client. My aim is to help you identify the values that define your life, set goals according to those values, and develop the skills needed to achieve those goals.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and Connecticut with extensive training in and experience using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychological treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Parent Management Training (PMT).  My specialties include the assessment and treatment of individuals with issues related to depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, stress, relationship difficulties and parenting challenges, and problems with impulse-control.

I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University and my master’s degrees and PhD from Yale University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center, where I stayed on to become a licensed Attending Psychologist and Assistant Professor before moving to Guilford Psychological Services in 2017.