College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Demond Bledsoe is a licensed professional counselor with over the 20 years experience working with individuals and families managing challenging life situations. Dr. Bledsoe uses a client-centered and recovery-oriented approach to counseling which integrates knowledge from his training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. His approach to therapy focuses on the client as the expert. Dr. Bledsoe’s extensive experience includes addictions and co-occurring disorders, trauma counseling, family and couples therapy.
Dr. Bledsoe has taught in graduate counseling programs for over 10 yrs. His approach to education focuses on helping students gain knowledge, self-awareness and skills in relation to each subject. His collaborative approach gives students the opportunity to explore the content from their subjective frame of reference and apply those skills to diverse clients.
Dr. Bledsoe has experience working in diverse clinical settings. He has held several positions in residential treatment facilities, community agencies, outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Bledsoe has received advanced training to work with a variety of concerns including trauma, grief, mood disorders, substance use and addictions, and anxiety. Dr. Bledsoe has extensive knowledge and experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.