Dr. Mallaree Blake, PsyD - Licensed Psychologist
"Growing up in a family that seldom talked about the elephant in the room, I learned that to change the course of my life, I needed to find my voice and get comfortable using it. I became comfortable talking about experiences and situations that I saw others struggle to put words to - they were uncomfortable, painful and even taboo. As a result of being able to talk openly, my friends began seeking me out as a friend who would listen, care, and understand their stress, heartache, and loss.
My professional path as a therapist actually started in sociology, focusing on sexual health and sexuality, with a strong thread of valuing various cultures and walks of life. I thought about becoming a sex therapist, believing that sexuality is a dynamic part of the human condition. Again, where my peers and the world around me seemed less comfortable talking about sex and its place in their lives and relationships, I wanted to help others do just this."
My roots for helping others who typically don’t have a voice grew deeper during my next steps of working in an addiction treatment center, a pioneering women’s health clinic, with college students adjusting to young adulthood, and with the LGTBQ community. And finally, my own experience of relational loss, learning how to date as an adult, and helping my friends put voice to their experience of fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy challenges, and adjusting to parenthood, I strengthened my resolve to empower others to heal, strengthen and transform through life and relationship experiences."
Dr. Mallaree Blake provides specialized treatment in the following areas:
- Pregnancy, Perinatal and Postpartum Health
- Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
- Anxiety and Depression
- Sexuality and Sexual Health
- Cultural Identity Concerns
*Dr. Blake obtained a certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International and the 2020 Mom Project
Those who work with Dr. Blake find her encouraging, easy to open up to, and warm. She emphasizes building a strong and meaningful therapeutic connection, to foster change, healing and growth and brings a warmth, compassion and enthusiasm that puts clients at ease and helps them feel "seen." She is passionate about enhancing clients insight into themselves and their relationship with others, while also honoring strengths and improving their sense of empowerment. Through tailoring individualized and evidenced-based interventions, she is highly effective in enhancing the overall - emotional, relational, social, and physical - health of her clients.
Dr. Blake is a Doctor of Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado. As an adjunct professor at The University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology program, she enjoys teaching Lifespan Development and Human Sexuality. She obtained her Master’s Degree at Boston College and Doctorate at Adler School of Professional Psychology. She completed a nationally certified APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Prior to working at Center for Shared Insight, PC, Dr. Blake practiced in a variety of settings, including a Women’s Health Clinic, College Counseling Centers, Hospital HIV Care Program, Addiction Treatment Center, and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Sexual Health Clinic. She has a background in community engagement and outreach in the areas of health, diversity and LGTBQ ally training, sexuality, and intimate partner violence. She has clinical supervision experience and was previously a co-instructor at Texas Woman’s University and Teaching Assistant at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has published on and received awards for her research on the spread and prevention of HIV.
When not engaging in therapy with clients, Dr. Blake enjoys spending time outside with her large dogs, dancing with friends, and making her own creative stationary or other art projects.
Check out our interview with Dr. Blake to learn more about what inspires her as a therapist, her favorite quote and book to recommend to clients, and how she helps her clients feel comfortable. P.S. ...You will also read about her specific gift and how it has helped her identify with others who share this similar quality.