Ginny Blakely

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V. Ginny Blakely, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ginny is from Holly, Michigan and began counseling work at MSU CAPS in 2016. Ginny is an Americorps VISTA alumni, a Third-Wave Deadhead, and an Out and Proud Queer Lesbian. Ginny has prior experience with Appalachian Community Mental Health, Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, Intensive Home-Based Services, Serving Homeless/Runaway/Throwaway LGBTQI+ youth, and Post-Adoption and Attachment work. She loves disc golf, legos, rainbows, people, exploring, traveling, comics, games, and food.


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

Professional Interests include:

  • Working with LGBTQIA+ Individuals
  • Working with 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
  • Interdisciplinary Health Care