Morgan Blair is a writer, mental health counselor, and freelance artist living in Denver, Colorado. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in creative writing. She also has a Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University. Morgan’s own recovery inspired her to become a counselor and she now runs a private therapy practice where she treats individuals struggling with eating disorders and trauma. Morgan also writes articles on mental health topics and is a contributing writer for various mental health publications including Psychology Today.
In addition to her work as a mental health counselor, Morgan is a creative writer. She writes both fiction and nonfiction pieces, but all her pieces are inspired by different experiences or themes from her life. Morgan’s short stories and essays have been published in Hippocampus, Quagmire, Twenty Bellows, and Runestone Literary Journal. She has also contributed essays to the anthologies My Body, My Words and Stigma Fighters. Her essay, Mom is a Bear, was nominated for the 2023 Pushcart Prize and her undergraduate portfolio was awarded a merit scholarship to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When she isn’t writing or working as a counselor, Morgan can be found planning her next outdoor adventure. She is an avid scuba diver and mountain climber. Her and her spouse, Erik, love traveling to new countries in search of new experiences, trails, and oceans.
Jezebel Magazine, 2022
Expressive Arts Workshops, 2019
Huffington Post, 2016