Providing service in our Washington, Illinois office.

Kay Blankenship is board certified and a licensed clinical professional counselor at Balanced LLC in Washington, Illinois.  She has been in the field of education and mental health for more than twenty years and completed her MPC at University of Providence in Montana.  Kay has a passion for developing wellness and suicide prevention programming; is a certified QPR suicide prevention trainer and serves as a consultant for communities and organizations.

Kay’s role as a therapist is one of support and she empowers clients make the changes they want in their lives to experience growth, improve their relationships and mental health.  She draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches and strategies: cognitive behavioral, motivational, solution focused brief therapy, mindfulness, art and pet therapy.  Upon request, her certified pet therapy dog named Macy can participate in sessions.  Kay enjoys working with families and clients of all ages.

She has expertise in areas including:

  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • stress management & mindfulness
  • relationship issues
  • grief and loss
  • parenting issues