Ms. Blair D. Manning-Garrido LICSW, MSW, LICSW

(She/Her)
Preferred Name: Blair

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I am employed at Brigham Mass General/Brigham Psychiatric Specialties as a therapist and a social worker, full-time since 2013. I also started a private practice in the evenings and on Saturdays. Referrals for BPS are directly through a BWH psychiatrist or PCP referral. For Telehealth EMDR private practice, contact me at: https://secure.helloalma.com/providers/blair-manning-garrido. I am credentialed through HelloAlma.com with Aetna, Cigna, Optum and also accept private pay clients. I became certified in EMDR in December of 2022 after 4 years of EMDR intensive practice at BPS. I provide compassionate, client-centered, ego-states focused EMDR therapy with the structure of a DBT and CBT behavioral therapy framework. The sessions are focused and goal-oriented. I have been extensively trained and practiced at effectively treating single and complex PTSD, traumatic grief and loss, PNES, medical trauma and illness loss and chronic pain and traumatic anxiety and depressive disorders at BPS. Please do reach out and schedule an evaluation. I can help you figure out a treatment plan that will yield immediate relief and excellent short and long-term results with brief therapy. My EMDR practice is comprehensive and eclectic to address every client's individual biology and life experiences. I do not deviate from evidence based-practices and I am naturally kind and empathetic. You can trust that your wellness goals are my priority by how you feel with me in the sessions. I will teach you to trust yourself and develop boundaries that bring you peace and joy. I am currently a consultant-in-training and will have the ability to provide consultation 1;1 or small group teaching to clinicians learning EMDR. I participate in a monthly EMDR consultation group and meet with an EMDR consultant for my consultation. In between EMDR sessions, I also engage in disciplined mindfulness, journaling, mindfulness meditation, mat pilates, cycling and light weight lifting.

Education & Experience

Boston University School of Social Work 5/1994 Cambridge Hospital Program for Psychotherapy 1994-1997 after internship on Latino team 1994 HRI Certification Trauma Therapy 1996 BU Alcohol and Drug Certificate Program 1997-98 DBT level 3 Training 50 hours/Supervision 20+ hours-2016-2017 at Mass Mental CBT- Beck online training 2017 EMDR Training 12/2018-22 Supervision with EMDRIA consultant: individual 11 hours and 20 hours group Additional trainings: David Kessler, The Sixth Stage of Grief, Finding Meaning, online course/certificate. 2022 Peter Levine MD, PHD- Bibliotherapy, Healing Trauma- 2021 Jon Kabat-Zinn- Bibliotherapy, Full Catastrophy Living, Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief 2018 Intro to Brainspotting tools, David Grand, PHD 2022 Intro Relational EMDR, Deany Laliotis, LICSW-2022

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA member Marlene Kenney, Consultant 1/2024 CIT program Mark Nickerson LICSW EMDR consultation monthly Mass Audobon Sanctuary member Compassionate Friends member Helping Parents Heal member Cape Ann Wildlife contributor

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English
  • Spanish

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth