Suzi Blake Pacanowski

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Susan Blake Pacanowski is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor in North Carolina. She earned a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves as contributing faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Walden University. She has been a licensed counselor since 2004 in a number of clinical settings including supervision and counselor education. She has been a counselor educator in varied capacities since 2009. Dr. Blake Pacanowski enjoys supporting students in learning to bring their authentic selves to their roles as new counselors. Her research interests include use of technology in counselor preparation and wellness in new counseling professionals.

Courses Taught

COUN 6316 - Techniques in Counseling

Public Service

Junior League of Greensboro, Member - Greensboro

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Southern New Hampshire University, 2019


Blake Pacanowski, S. (2015). Ready or not: A qualitative investigation of the experiences of entry-level professional counselors working in community mental health settings and potential impacts to wellness.

Akers, W. P., Cashwell, C. S., Blake Pacanowski, S. (2021). Images of Resilience: Outness in Same-Gender Romantic Relationships. Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling

Akers, W. P., Cashwell, C. S., Blake Pacanowski, S. (2023). Relationship satisfaction and outness: the impact of the closet on connection. Sexual and Relationship Therapy


Eades, M., Blake Pacanowski, S. (2018). Creating and sustaining a thriving internship experience.

Blake Pacanowski, S., Alexander, R. H., Seymour, M. (2016). Depression treatment in the LGBT population. Tree of Life Counseling

Blake Pacanowski, S. (2010). Beyond the Safety Plan: A clinical response to domestic violence. Greensboro AHEC

Blake Pacanowski, S., Lewis, T. F. (2009). Diagnosing and treating borderline personality disorder: Using the strengths of the counselor.

Blake Pacanowski, S., Kimball, E. (2018). Reframing Gender: Challenging gender norms in your daily life. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Affairs