Mr. Blaise Everett Harris, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC

Preferred Name: Blaise

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA) serving Raleigh and surrounding areas. For 14 years I was in the fire service (11 in Raleigh and 3 in Rocky Mount) and have been fixture in the Fire and Life Safety Education world. Although I am no longer part of the fire service, my ties continue to run deep. I became The Dope Black Therapist, initially, because I wanted to be a therapist for first responders. We don’t talk to just anyone and we want to talk to someone that “gets it.” I later realized I wanted to be a voice, an ear, and support for Black males and people of color dealing with their mental health. After going through my own problems with depression, divorce, and grief, I brings a different perspective to how I do therapy. My focus is trauma and I use several treatment modalities in sessions including EMDR, CBT, and person-centered counseling as well as expressive arts. I am a published author of Becoming The Dope Black Therapist (available on Amazon), runs a men's support group every other Thursday in my hometown of Bunn, and hosts a bi-weekly podcast called, The Dope Black Therapist (available on all podcast platforms). You can visit my website, for more information.

Education & Experience

North Carolina Central University, 2019 Master's in Mental Health Counseling Firefighter, City of Raleigh 2006-2017 Fire and Life Safety Educatory, City of Rocky Mount 2017-2020

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna