Mrs. Ty Martin-Thayer is a Clinical Therapist/Intake Specialist for Blash Counseling Associates, a faith based counseling practice. Mrs. Thayer earned her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and her Master's of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO). She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the dissertation process pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.
Ty has an extensive history in working with individuals, families, and children with acute and chronic mental health needs. Ty is well versed in group counseling and individual counseling. She has worked in community, inpatient and outpatient hospital, shelter-based, and school based settings. She has worked and continues to work with a diverse population of people providing therapeutic services throughout the St. Louis City and County areas.
Ty builds rapport with her clients very quickly by showing compassion, positive regard, respect, and genuineness. She has been successful in working with a diverse population of clients, but her passion is with working with Children and Adolescents. She operates from an eclectic counseling orientation and is culturally aware of what makes people unique, using creativity and empowerment to help promote change.
Ty views the counseling relationship as collaborative where she and the client work together toward betterment. She also understands that mental health, physical health, spiritual health are all intertwined and that counseling goes beyond therapy by providing advocacy for her clients.