Dr. Blake graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2014 with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She completed her internship at the Youth Opportunity Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Riley Hospital Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center. Following the completion of her postdoctoral fellowship, she was hired as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Riley Hospital. Dr. Blake utilizes evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C), Parent Management Training, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and biofeedback.
Dr. Blake is intensively trained in DBT-C and was trained by the creator, Francheska Perepletchikova, and is one of the only psychologists trained in the state. DBT-C is for severe emotionally dysregulated children with behavioral problems. Dr. Blake provides adherent DBT-C, which consists of parent sessions, individual therapy with the child, family skills training, and phone coaching. During parent sessions, parents learn to create a validating environment and learn skills to increase positive behaviors and decrease problem behaviors. In individual therapy and skills training children learn effective problem-solving skills and adaptive coping skills.
Dr. Blake is a pediatric psychologist who works with children and adolescents who have medical diagnoses. While at Riley, she collaborated with the neurology department in headache clinic and Conversion Disorder clinic. She serves as a liaison between patients, medical providers, and schools.
Areas of expertise:
Managing behavioral concerns or emotional dysregulation
- Disruptive behavior disorders
- ADHD (including organizational skills training)
Coping with medical conditions or symptoms such as
- Chronic or acute pain
- Conversion disorder or somatic symptoms
- Toileting difficulties
- Feeding problems
- Difficulty with adherence to medical treatment recommendations
Treatment of psychological disorders including
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults
- Psychological assessment for ASD, ADHD, learning disorders, and clarification of diagnosis