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Kristie DeBlasio, PhD, MA, CCATP

Pyschologist in Palm Beach & Jupiter, Florida

Dr. Kristie is a native of South Florida. She obtained her undergraduate and master's degrees at Elon University and Loyola University, where she worked for the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She returned home to complete her Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University. She also obtained specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and recently completed Cornell University’s Nutrition and Healthy Living certificate program.

Dr. Kristie has provided therapy, assessment, and research in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers and medical centers. She was also the Clinical Director of a dual-diagnosis facility. She has been appointed to and continues to serve on the Florida Bar’s Committee on the Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers. In addition to seeing clinical patients, Dr. Kristie provides gifted, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological testing. 

Dr. Kristie utilizes a combination of therapeutic techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She helps children, adolescents, and adults work through challenges associated with anxiety, obsessions and/or compulsions, phobias, and trauma, as well as social distress, low self-esteem, abandonment, codependency, life transitions, and relationship distress. She is often accompanied by her trained therapy dog, Sienna, in her sessions.

Specialties

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dr. Kristie DeBlasio specializes in the transformative field of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). With a profound understanding of human behavior and emotional struggles, Dr. DeBlasio empowers her patients through ACT, a cutting-edge therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based living. Her expertise lies in guiding individuals to embrace their inner experiences, unshackle themselves from emotional turmoil, and commit to meaningful actions that align with their core values.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy a powerful therapeutic approach that she has mastered and passionately advocates for. Dr. DeBlasio's deep understanding of DBT allows her to guide individuals toward emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness, making a lasting impact on those grappling with complex emotional and behavioral issues. Her compassionate and skillful application of DBT principles empowers her patients to navigate life's challenges, cultivate resilience, and forge healthier, more balanced relationships. Dr. DeBlasio's dedication to the transformative potential of DBT makes her a trusted source of support for those on the journey to emotional well-being and personal growth.

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