Ms. Blair Manning-Garrido LICSW, MSW, LICSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am employed at Brigham Mass General/Brigham Psychiatric Specialties and have been a therapist there since 2013. I became certified in EMDR in November of 2022. I am a trauma and loss expert by training and experience. I have a self-pay private practice. Referrals to me at BPS are made by a BWH PCP only. If you are a BPS patient, referrals have to come from BPS psychiatric team for evaluation. You will be referred for therapies that are recommended in the evaluation. Please do not reach out to me directly as I will not be able to respond to individual inquiries. I am a bicultural, bilingual therapist with a social work degree, (MSW), with a license in MA, (LICSW.) I have 20+ years of experience as an individual psychodynamic therapist with a certification in both trauma and drug and alcohol treatment. I specialize in cross-cultural therapies for the treatment of complex PTSD, single event traumatic loss and co-occurring mental health anxiety and depressive disorders. My EMDR practice is comprehensive in these modalities in addition to strict adherence to the principals and protocol of EMDRIA. I participate in a monthly EMDR consultation group to maintain my commitment to these protocols and values. In my downtime, I engage in a daily meditation and mindfulness reflection practice. I also engage in regular exercise of yoga, jogging, cycling and weight lifting. I am an active member of Compassionate Friends and Helping Parents Heal. All these practices and supports are in the service of providing compassionate and emotionally present therapy. I only offer online EMDR now through BPS.

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 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
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • Spanish


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth