Ginny Blakely

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V. Ginny Blakely, LMSW

Pronouns: none, or just Ginny, or default to they/them 

Ginny is originally from Michigan but has also lived, loved, and learned in California and Appalachia (SE Ohio). Ginny has been providing social work and therapy services at MSU since 2016. Ginny is an Americorps VISTA alumni, a Third-Wave Deadhead, and an Out, Proud, Unapologetic Queer. Ginny has prior experience with Appalachian Community Mental Health; Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy; Intensive Home-Based Services; Serving Homeless/Runaway/Throwaway LGBTQIA+ youth; and Post-Adoption and Attachment work. In addition to working at CAPS, Ginny enjoys exploring, activist and social justice work, being outside, Michigan’s Great Lakes, and spending time with others.  


  • Saginaw Valley State University, B.S.W., 2012
  • Ohio University, Master of Social Work, 2014

Professional Interests include:

  • Working with LGBTQIA+ Individuals and Other Minority and Oppressed Populations
  • Social Justice and Identity Development from an Intersectional Queer Framework
  • Transgender and Women’s Rights
  • Empowerment and Advocacy
  • Transgender Health
  • Cultural Humility
  • Self-Care and Social Healing
  • Connecting Folks to Critical Resources and Supports
  • Training and Intern Growth, Development, and Supervision
  • Interdisciplinary Health Care