About Pam

Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D is an author, life coach, therapist, and couples counselor. Her office is located in Shelburne, Vermont. However, she is not limited to only seeing clients in the Vermont area!  All you need is access to the internet and you can do private sessions on Skype or Facetime!

As a therapist, she is known for her holistic approach and her innovative personal growth workshops.  A frequently invited guest on TV, cable, podcasts and radio talk shows, Dr. Blair has appeared as an expert on CBS TV. She is the co-author of the award winning classic on grief entitled, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One as well as the companion workbook. She is also the author of The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond. Her latest book, Getting Older Better is coming out in April 2014.

Dr. Blair earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and a masters in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, she has certificates in Integrative Therapy and Therapeutic Touch, has studied at the New England Educational Institute and the Transformational Training Institute, and has a divinity degree from The New Seminary in New York, NY.

Photo Credit: Julia Luckett

Photo Credit: Julia Luckett



1987 - Present:

Psychotherapist & Life Coach in Private Practice

I have done Workshops & Lectures at: New York Open Center, Interface Institute, Wainwright House, SUNY Westchester. Former Contributor to: "Divorce" Magazine, "Me" Magazine, "Bottom Line"-Woman's Health & Internet site: Griefnet.com

Author of:

"The Next Fifty Years: A Guide For Women at Midlife & Beyond", Hampton Roads

Co-Author of:

"I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye" (*The updated bestselling classic on sudden loss and grief, published by: Sourcebooks, Inc.)

"I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye"  Workbook: Surviving, Coping and healing after the sudden death of a loved one

Co-Author of:

"Living With Grief" : A Guide for your first year of grieving/ Grief Steps Guide

Published by: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Co-Author of: "You're Not Alone": Resources to help you through the grief/ Grief Guide

Published by: Sourcebooks, Inc.

1980 - 1998 - Director: Divorce Resource Network. Associate and business manager of a highly recognized, worldwide consulting firm. Editor/Publisher: Surviving Divorce/Newsletter. Founder: Westchester Woman Writers

1989-1992 - Co-Director: Institute for Spiritual Development, Wainwright House, Rye, NY. Faculty Member: Wainwright House

1981-1989 - Associate:Machover Associates Corporation-Worldwide Consulting

1977-1980 - Assistant Publisher/ Contributing Editor: ADCOMM Magazine. Freelance Writer: Business Plans, Newspaper


Ph.D - American Institute of Holistic Theology Masters of Metaphysics and Philosophy- American Institute of Holistic Theology

MDW - 1993 - The New Seminary/ Interfaith Institution

MSTh - 1990 - The New Seminary- Masters of Spiritual Counseling

1989- The New Seminary

SUNY - 1984 - 1986

Additional Training:

Integrative Therapy Institute (NY Open Center), Treating Survivors of Destructive Families (NE Institute), Transformational Training Institute (George Kandle, Foundation for Religion and Mental Health Diplomat), Operating a Small Business (AMA), Certified Hospice Counselor (VNSW)

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2004 - 2006

Presenter, New Age Health Spa, NY Presenter, Woman's Images Conference, Sacred heart University Article in "Lifestyles", the official Red Hat Magazine Speaker, International Woman Writers Guild Workshop, The Next Fifty Years, Wainwright House Speaker, United Methodist Women Featured Speaker, Virginia Festival of the Book, University of Virginia CBS Morning Show, Guest Expert Contributing Writer to GRANDTIMES.com

2001 - 2003

Article in NY Times Program Chair, Holistic Practitioners Network Speaker, Common Ground, University of Maryland Signed 400 copies of book for workers and survivors of 9/11- Ground Zero survivors Speaker, Westchester Association of Woman Business Owners

1999 - 2000

Various workshops for men and woman (ie: After the breakup, Surviving Divorce) Founded WestchesterWomans Writers

1997 - 1998

Awarded Ph.D. from the American Institute of Holistic Theology Board of Directors, Center for Woman at Mid-Life and Beyond Masters, American Institute of Holistic Theology Contract to write for, American Woman Magazine

1995 - 1996

Divorce Magazine, Contributing Editor Single Living Magazine, "Single Again" columnist Accepted as PhD.D. candidate, American Institute of Holistic Theology

1993 - 1994

Launched "Surviving Divorce" Newsletter Awarded MDW, Four year divinity school program at, The New Seminary, New York, NY Presented, Divorce & Spiritual Growth workshop at the New York Open Center


Presented Divorce & Spiritual Growth at Interface, New England's Center for Body, Mind & Spirit

Board of Directors, Chair of the Interfaith and Spirituality sub-committee, Gobin Sedan, U.S.A.


Created the Divorce Resource Network, a referral/support service Appeared on the CBS television program "Geraldo"- Remarrying Your Ex


Board of Trustees/ Chairman Program Committee, Deer Hill Interfaith Conference Center Awarded MSTh, Masters in Spiritual Therapy from, The New Seminary


President, Graduate Class of 90', The New Seminary Coordinator of the Institute for Spiritual Development, Wainwright House, Rye, NY Ordained Interfaith Minister by The New Seminary, Minister of Spiritual Counseling Certified VNSW Hospice Volunteer Training Course Member, Program Planning Committee for the North Atlantic Interfaith Forum


Vice President of, The New Seminary, Class of 89' Editor and Publisher, "The New Seminary Newsletter" 1988-1990 , Zimbabwe, and Kenya, Africa, referred by Stanley Krippner, initiated meeting and discussions with the President of the Zimbabwe Traditional Healers Association, Zimbabwe Herbal College, Traveled in Mozambique


Vice President/ Program Director, United Methodist Clergy Spouses, developed programs and retreats on stress reduction and meditation