Chloe Bliton, PhD
Dr. Bliton earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2023 following an internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She has trained in outpatient and inpatient settings providing brief and long-term psychotherapy informed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives. She has also provided psychological assessments to clarify diagnoses, guide treatment planning, and inform academic accommodations. She is currently serving on the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society’s Board of Directors and has previously served on the board for the Society for Personality Assessment. She has published and presented on topics related to personality and interpersonal processes.
Dr. Bliton views psychotherapy as a collaborative process that uses the therapist-client relationship – a protected relationship fostering trust, reflection, understanding, and growth – to bring about meaningful change. Patterns arising from personal history serve as the context for current distress. Increased awareness into these patterns allows for increased choice, possibility, and fulfillment. As such, Dr. Bliton holds a psychodynamic frame and integrates interpersonal and cognitive/dialectical-behavioral perspectives to address individual needs.