Dr. Janice BlairBackground

Dr. Blair received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University and is trained and experienced in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders, with an expertise in addiction.  She completed internships in neuropsychological assessment, pediatric trauma, depression and ADD, burn patient recovery, forensic assessment, chemical dependency, and assessment/treatment of the Seriously Mentally Ill.

Serving a diverse clientele with a broad range of issues, Dr. Blair does extensive work with families, couples, individuals and groups.   Her therapeutic model is cognitive-spiritual-behavioral and very solution-focused.

With respect to the addiction component of her practice, Dr. Blair received post-doc training at the Betty Ford Center in their Family and Inpatient programs.  She has navigated 30 years of personal recovery, is a preferred interventionist for several leading treatment centers, lectures and facilitates workshops for both patient populations and staff.  She developed and taught a Drug/Alcohol course for Scottsdale Community College.  From 2000-2007, Dr. Blair served on the Board of Crossroads, Inc., a non-profit organization housing recovering men and women.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of notMYkid, a non-profit dedicated to the education and prevention of substance abuse and delinquency in adolescents.

“Whether she is speaking to an assembly at the Disney Institute in Orlando or lecturing to a community audience at Paramount Studios in L.A., Dr. Blair knows her subject, prepares thoroughly and communicates as effectively as I’ve ever seen. She represents so very well the high standards of the Betty Ford Center.”

– John Boop, Senior Vice President, Betty Ford Center


“Janice has a gift for teaching people what is wonderful in the world.  Her ability to understand the root cause of a problem, formulate the solution and then facilitate the client to discover his or her own answer is amazing.  She may well be the best I have ever seen at what she does.”

– Garry Phillips, Betty Ford Center Chairman’s Council and CEO International Technologies


“Dr. Blair has a national reputation as one of the best in the business.  She is a top-notch therapist and intervention specialist.  Having conducted interventions with Dr. Blair, I can personally attest to her unique ability to diffuse volatile situations, and her unwavering personal commitment to dignity of both the identified patient and all family members.”

– Bob Ferguson, Owner/Founder Jaywalker Lodge



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