My background and practice philosophy is all detailed elsewhere and certainly is all true, but what's really important is my experience and relationship with Christ and God. I would do no therapy were it not for that b/c I personally would be such a miserable human being that it wouldn't work. I thank God everyday for the ability and the gift of being able to lay my life at the feet of his Cross. I remember now the time I realized that, through some pretty desolate times when loneliness was the air I breathed, I in truth was NEVER alone. I know now He has always been there listening, understanding, infinitely patient and totally understanding. And if, at times, I don't understand how He can be understanding, it is only because I don't really get Him or could even if I tried ten times harder. He is the love that absorbs it all and stays steadfast... He is the Best Friend who is going nowhere when we know we deserve no such thing, He is the Father who regards us with amusement but patience as we struggle with our egos to be able to see ourselves as better than (fill in the blank). He mourns for our depression, has deep compassion for our pain. And what he never, ever does is leave. He stays with us, there, just for us and He never ever leaves. Who wouldn't want to pray to such? So therapy fits... really, therapy is His work, like everything. Hope I can help if you want to work together.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LICSW #113317 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
LCSW #65154 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
I was assigned to Dr Christopher Blake(Chris) at a particularly at a particularly difficult and stress filled time time in my life. I started regular counseling sessions with Chris using text only at first, but later via video. I cannot speak to highly of his patience, wisdom and expertise in helping me through the period following redundancy, and during my search for a new position. He was also able to provide me with a number of very useful resources to help should a similar situation arise in the future.
In dealing with my particular issues I also found that the chats and documents were also of use to my wife, who was also going through a difficult period in both her work and spiritual life.
I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to anyone needing a sympathetic ear, backed by wisdom and knowledge.
Dr. Blake was extremely helpful in my. Time of need. Would strongly recommend him.
Dr. Blake is a Godsend. Previously I have tried several counselors for several years and never felt like I was making progress. Within a few sessions with Dr. Blake I was understanding some of my emotions and depressive symptoms better than ever before and more importantly making progress in how to combat them. Highly recommended.
Very knowledgeable and compassionate, great listening skills, and respectful. Would strongly recommend Dr. Blake.
Great guy. He's sage and it feels like you are hanging out with a guy who knows what's what.
Dr. Blake is extremely practical & easy to talk to. He is so compassionate & I have never felt any judgement or awkwardness in talking to him. I really appreciate the reading / homework strategies that Dr. Blake utilizes. They are ongoing supportive tools to use when not in session & really adds value to sessions. Dr Blake is seasoned & mature but also very current with understanding today’s culture & issues. I appreciate his humor & the gentle yet assertive way that he can bring an issue or insight to the discussion.
I've stayed on the platform with Dr Blake for about 5 months. He was a great help to me & my situation; great listener, I could tell he was there for me every counseling session.
Us, people with mental health issues, have a big chunk of ups and downs; he was patient with me through them all, never made me feel like a handicap, which we kinda are in a way.
Thanks to him I've learned how to handle majority of my issues and grateful for this opportunity.
I was able to connect with Dr. Blake right away. He has offered some great insight and has helped me a lot in the short time I've been working with him. I look forward to working with him more!
Dr. Blake has done a superb job so far in our counseling sessions. When there is a long gap in between live sessions he reaches out with a message to check in and see how I've been doing. During our sessions, he has a great balance of listening and speaking giving many proactive things I can do throughout my day to try and combat what has been going on. He comes off as truly sincere and I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Blake is incredible. So understanding & perceptive, kind & caring. I would recommend him to everyone I know.
Dr. Blake exceeded my expectations of a counselor. I would recommend him to anyone.
It was a pleasure working with Dr. Blake. The most helpful aspects of Dr. Blake's counsel for me were his respectful, empathetic listening skills, and his understanding of the nature of anxiety and how to effectively manage it. On top of that, I knew Dr. Blake genuinely cared for my welfare when he frequently checked in on how I was through messages. Because of Dr. Blake's caring and proactive attitude I felt confident confiding my struggles with him.
Christopher Blake has been a wonderful, supportive, and very patient counselor. I’m planning to keep following up with him and continue working with him to further address issues I’ve had emotionally. Thank you!
Didn't feel like I was really talking to a counselor! It felt like he was part of my family. I felt relaxed in sharing my problems with him! Thanks Blake!!
Dr. Blake was very very kind. He listened to my problem, and I am grateful for everything that he advised me.
Dr. Blake is a top tier therapist. I was nervous approaching him with a sensitive and controversial issue, but he approached it totally without judgment and without preconceived biases. He is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and transparent. He has a big heart, and his concern for the client is genuine. Unlike many in his shoes, he does not have an ego and is not in this for himself. I hesitate saying all this because the more people who sign up for him, the less availability he'll have for me! But so be it. He has made and will continue to make a positive difference in the lives of many.
I feel very comfortable and safe with Christopher.
Dr. Blake is extremely insightful and helpful in calling out truth, validating feelings, and helping people move beyond and connect to God.
Chris Blake is a very down-to earth and wise counsellor. He is experienced in the areas that I need support in, such as stress, anxiety and mood. I trust his judgement and he is able to make accurate and insightful analyses of the difficulties that I discuss with him. Working with him for the past few months has been an enormous help to me and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
So far Dr. Blake has been great. Very attentive and understands my primary needs. Would definitely recommend him to others.
Dr. Blake is an exceptional counselor. He quickly assessed my situation and helped me place outstanding habits in place to overcome my addiction. I am so grateful for him!
I have had counseling with Dr. Blake for 2 months now and hope to continue. He is a great listener. He is compassionate, understanding and supportive. His advise is spot on. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Blake is a very thoughtful, perceptive and insightful counselor. He is very practical and down-to-earth. I'm not sure if we agree on everything from a theological standpoint (I don't know that we specifically disagreed on anything either - just not sure) but he helped me sort out a number of things and I appreciated his insight and suggestions. I would recommend him as a counselor.
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. Because of Dr. Blake, I have found purpose in my life and I am becoming the person I want to be. I haven't made it easy for him because of my health but he is continually understanding and I truly appreciate that and value the relationship I have with him. He is an incredible man.
Kind and supportive. Professional yet real and down to earth. Excellent and knowledgeable and a really nice guy. Definitely recommend.
AMAZING, wonderful, insightful, great balance of understanding my needs, summarizing my bottom line, assisting with firm but gentle thoughts, so kind, wise and brilliant. A+, thank you God!!