Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Morgan A.C. Blackledge joined The Canyon at Peace Park’s team as a primary clinician in March 2018. Previously, he was a clinician for nearly seven years. His journey began in his early teens, when he started practicing meditation and developed an interest in psychology. Other interests led Blackledge to a 15-year career in interactive media, film and television as a graphic designer, video editor and director, but eventually, he realized his dream and enrolled at the University of the West. There he earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology and trained in marriage and family therapy. Blackledge also worked as an adjunct professor of psychology at UTW and developed undergraduate and graduate-level courses on developmental psychology, affective psychology, social psychology, addiction and mindfulness-based interventions for mental health.
At The Canyon, Blackledge continues to work with individuals and families affected by mental illness and addiction. It’s a work environment that he thrives in while being challenged in new and exciting ways. “I love being a part of this team, and I am very proud of the work we do,” Blackledge says. “It’s beautiful, it’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s challenging, and I feel absolutely supported by my colleagues and by our leadership. What else could a therapist ask for?”
When he isn’t working, Blackledge loves exercise, meditation, yoga and spending time with his wife, teenage daughter and two lap dogs.