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The Evolution Group

WILLIAM K. BLYTHE, LMHC, NCC

Therapist

Recovery is… Dynamic.

Recovery is a dynamic and ongoing process embracing functional change. Learning to care for oneself through the process of suffering is integral to the work of recovery. The self is awakened when one learns to adaptively suffer, connect with self, and then heal.

“We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. When we are no longer able to change a situation – just think of an incurable disease such as inoperable cancer – we are challenged to change ourselves.”

– Victor E. Frankl   

Specialties

  • Attachment Relations/Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Individual Counseling
  • Spirituality Counseling
  • EMDR
  • Men’s Transitions/Issues

““The more one forgets himself [herself] – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he [she] is and the more he actualizes himself.””

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Mini Bio

I am a native New Mexican who grew up near the banks of the Rio Grande river appreciating and experiencing the wondrous cycles of earth. My close affinity with nature has been a pathway for me to genuinely connect with others in relationships, with plants, animals, and the elements.

 I earned my Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the university of New Mexico and came to the Evolution Group to begin a new career in counseling. I have a passion to connect with men and support them with challenges related to addiction, incarceration, transitions, and the myriad of other challenges males currently face in society today.

 In counseling, I utilize client strengths, encouragement, and heart-centered empathy to connect with clients. I believe strength and growth come from uncovering one’s vulnerabilities and then integrating these previously unseen aspects into consciousness.

 I have a psychodynamic and depth spirituality focus that incorporates symbolism, mythology, active imagination, and elemental energy. I have worked supporting men in groups to navigate challenges and bring forth transformation and new aspects of the self. Working with ceremonial processes are also forces I can utilize with the change process in group work.

 I enjoy practicing rituals in nature and utilize auric radiation as a clearing and balancing process. I firmly believe that the mind-heart-soul triad can advance the healing process in many ways.

 For my self-care and rejuvenation, I have several activities I enjoy. I am a metalsmith and love creating contemporary and symbolic jewelry; I have a strong affinity with the properties of plants and herbs, and am especially fond of yuccas, cacti, and palm trees.

 I get invigorated by cooking for friends and family, and intermittently utilize ceremony and ritual for “sacred” dishes that I create. Finally, I love to read esoteric books – anything related to the mysteries, mythology, Hermeticism, etc. and books about psychotherapy, counseling, or human development.