Blair Pallas, Therapist in Pennsylvania — Zencare
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Blair Pallas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Pennsylvania, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated February 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Blair Pallas is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders with a particular focus on the treatment of OCD. Many of her clients are students and professionals that are feeling lost in their anxious thought patterns and looking to feel more present in their daily lives. In her work with them, Blair is able to help clients learn new ways to relate to their overwhelming and often intrusive thoughts, and to create new patterns of behavior that allow them to reconnect to a full, value driven life.

Blair’s approach is centered in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence based approach that helps clients to understand the interconnection of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they can make effective change. She specializes in working with clients with OCD to implement Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the most reccommended treatment for OCD. Through ERP Blair helps clients to gradually face the fears that have been keeping them “stuck” while simultaneously learning to refrain from compulsions, avoidance and escape behaviors. Blair's practice is also informed by other evidence based practices including ACT and DBT.

Blair earned her MSW from Temple University and has several years of experience as a private practice mental health therapist. Blair completed the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, an intensive training workshop that focuses on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD. She also trained in various medical based settings, allowing her to truly recognize the importance of the mind/body connection when it comes to overall wellness.

Blair is committed to helping patients feel supported as they move through their treatment journey. Blair is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and while she does have an office space in Philadelphia, she is currently only offering telehealth sessions.


Message to clients

Connecting with treatment can feel scary and overwhelming. You may be wondering “Do I have to lie on a couch and talk about myself for an hour?”, “What if my thoughts are so crazy that the therapist has never heard anything like this before?” ,“Can my intrusive thoughts be stopped?”

To help put you at ease and make this process a little easier for you, here are some things to know ahead of time about our work together and how I will support you through it:

-Expect a fairly structured hour for each session. We will collaborate to create clear treatment goals that will be the focus of our work together.

-If you are struggling with scary, intrusive thinking, please know that I am not here to judge you. All thoughts are normal. I can help you learn new ways to notice and relate to your thinking so that you can experience more freedom and connection in your daily life.

-Just as you may have noticed that you cannot stop or control the thoughts that come into your mind, I cannot do this either. However, I can help you to learn to interact with these thoughts in new ways that allows you greater ease and freedom to engage in living a life you value.

The idea of beginning therapy can feel daunting, but you will not be alone in the process. I am here to help you navigate and succeed in this new experience.


Specialties

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Blair Pallas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Blair Pallas, LCSW LLC, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Eleventh Street Family Health Services, Behavioral Health Consultant, 2012 - 2014
Action AIDS, Medical Case Manager, 2009 - 2012

Temple University, MSW, 2009


Licensure

Pennsylvania: cw017271


Languages

English