Dr. Jude Black

About me

I am passionate about being an interactive, supportive, and (gently) challenging therapist. Our busy lives leave us little time to process emotions, leaving disappointments, fears, resentment and pain no outlet until they reach overwhelming levels. I focus on earning your trust so that we can grapple with these difficult issues together. Using psychoanalytic theory as a foundation, I integrate evidenced based interventions to customize a treatment that is both effective and tailored to you. My approach focuses on creating lasting change to help you live a more thoughtful, fulfilling, and rewarding life. 


I am not a "bobble-head" therapist. I provide every individual or organization with solid tools and a focused plan in order to build lives that are rewarding and relationships to be proud of. I fuse ideas from different theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Psychodynamic (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Existentialism, Functional Theory, and Transformational Leadership Theory with strength-based life coaching to provide an approach that is compassionate while being results oriented.  

This is absolutely and totally ALL ABOUT YOU! You are terminally unique and I strive to meet you exactly where you are. This is when true healing and change begins.

Training & experience

Dr. Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina. She is a National Certified Counselor trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and an Expert Level Certified Life Coach. Additionally, Dr. Black is a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider (BC-TMH), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and a Clinical Military Counselor Certified (CMCC). Jude holds a doctorate in Counseling Studies (PhD) with a focus on trauma and the military population and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling,  She completed her undergraduate degree from our hometown university here, Fairmont State University. Dr. Black has extensive post-graduate training in neuro-cognitive trauma, toxic leadership, and military and combat related issues with integrations of mindfulness, hypnosis, and wellness concepts. 


Drawing from multicultural considerations, Dr. Black has a demonstrated track record of success both domestic and internationally as a clinician, businesswoman, and public speaker. She is the former Director of Relationships for the online counseling platform featured on ABC's Shark Tank,  In Your Corner (Pretty Padded Room), and current owner of E-Therapy Cafe, a premier online counseling company.  Dr. Black has been featured in Elle Magazine, MTVNews, Modern Loss, Refinery 29, and Military Times. She can often be found supporting the troops and speaking at the Pentagon about the topic of Toxic Leadership. 


Dr. Black is a member of several professional organizations to include the American Counseling Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, and Association for Counselors and Educators in Government.  Jude has worked both nationwide and internationally in the mental health field for 20+ years.  Her work spans over private, non-profit, and government sectors, including family support programs, community support programs, outpatient services, residential mental health facilities, hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, residential and substance abuse programs, partial hospitalization programs, and private practice, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is an avid "Give an Hour" provider; donating pro-bono sessions for our Nation's heroes. 

Obsessions treated

  • Contamination
  • Checking
  • Somatic
  • Existentialism
  • Religious
  • Harm
  • Health Anxiety



Work address

207 Fairmont Avenue,Fairmont,WV,26554

Types of session
  • Online/Phone
  • In-person
Phone number
Clients you treat
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Organisations
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • English
Work hours

M-S 9-5

Therapy approaches
  • Couples counselling
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Existential therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • EMDR