Blakelea was born and raised in northeastern Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a degree in sociology. Blakelea loves to travel and upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma she lived and traveled abroad for 2 years then returned to the United States and opened a coffee shop before pursuing her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California. She and her family just recently moved to Broken Arrow where they enjoy outdoor activities and exploring their community.
Upon completing her master’s program in 2014, Blakelea served as the clinical of a community mental health practice in Bartlesville before joining a group practice in 2017. She loves working with teens and adults and believes in taking a holistic approach to counseling, believing it’s important to treat the whole person and have both body and mind involved in treatment.
Blakelea is an ally for the LGBTQ+ community and supports equality for all people. She also enjoys working with individuals who are healing from religious trauma or are deconstructing their faith beliefs. She uses modalities including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping), Somatic Movement and embodiment work, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Blakelea’s specialities include:
- Religious/Spiritual issues