Monica Blied, PhD, MACL, BSP (she/her/hers) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, wife, mother of 3, and the founder of Faces of Health in Claremont, California. Dr. Blied specializes in helping individuals who are living with chronic medical illnesses to make sense of their ‘new normal’ and learn to thrive. Diagnosed herself with lupus (SLE) in 2012, Dr. Blied combines her lived experiences with her professional training to serve others in her private practice and teaching/consulting roles. In 2022, she launched the Faces of Health mobile app and online course so that more people have access to learn culturally-responsive, easy-to-practice, and neuroscience-based mental health skills.
Dr. Blied has expertise in mind-body wellness, whole-health interventions, and in providing psychological testing and neurocognitive evaluations. Her evaluations help her clients to identify and better manage symptoms of ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, and various psychiatric conditions. She specializes in assessment for twice-exceptional individuals (people who are both intellectually gifted and neurodivergent). Dr. Blied is the co-author of 12 journal articles, 4 book chapters, and over 60 local and national conference presentations.
Dr. Blied serves her clients by utilizing her experience as a Biofeedback provider, EMDR & Brainspotting therapist, certified Chair Yoga instructor, and Health Coach. In addition to her service as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Dr. Blied also serves the public through her work on the Medical Advisory Board for Lupus LA. To expand her ability to share mental health tools and resources, Dr. Blied developed the Faces of Health app and masterclass (visit: drblied.com/app and drblied.com/masterclass)
Dr. Blied is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Prior to studying at Fuller, she earned her bachelors and master’s degrees from Pepperdine University and worked as an Account Manager for a global property damage restoration firm. Dr. Blied was also the Program Manager for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Loma Linda VA, where she led a team that launched the Whole Health System to transform the delivery of healthcare to veterans at Loma Linda.
Dr. Blied has served on the executive committee of the American Psychological Association, Division of Women (Division 35), since 2011 and with the California Psychological Association, Division of Education and Training, since 2013. Her early work with clients living with chronic illnesses (e.g., HIV/AIDS, traumatic brain injuries, and autoimmune diseases) included providing neuropsychological testing at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, and therapy for patients at the Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Health System and VA Hospitals in Northern and Southern California.
Dr. Blied has been honored with several prestigious awards including the David Allan Hubbard Achievement Award from Fuller Theological Seminary (which is given to only one graduate each year), the Psychology of Black Graduate Student Women Award from APA, and the Student Distinguished Service Award from the CPA Division of Neuropsychology. In 2016, Dr. Blied was also one of only 11 individuals in the nation to be distinguished as a fellow in the APA Minority Fellowship Program. She created the Campus Representative Program and co-created the Mentor Match Program for APA Division 35, to invest in the growth and development of emerging feminist psychologists.
Dr. Blied also provides Chair Yoga/ Holy Yoga & Mindfulness classes in the community and serves in her local congregation. She is passionate about helping others find hope and purpose as they navigate changes in health. Her lived experience, as a lupus warrior since 2012, drives her focus and calling to serve others.
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