Meet The Blue Blanket Team
Katherine King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) with 20 years of experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapeutic treatment for children and adults
She is also the founder and CEO of The Blue Blanket, Inc., a mental wellness organization in Asheville, N.C. that provides virtual courses and in-person weeklong retreats.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Clinical Social Work, Katherine King is currently licensed as an ACSW, LCSW in both Florida and North Carolina. She is also a Certified Art Healer.
Katherine is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She volunteers in several capacities in Asheville, N.C., her articles have been published in magazines and newsletters, and she has been featured on several podcasts and LIVE broadcasts.
About The Name...
The Blue Blanket takes its name from the origins and purpose of a blanket.
“It is a universal expression of humanity that overcomes the logistical challenges of a human hug and provides physical warmth and protection… an expression of human caring.”
There is also symbolism found in the color blue. Our blanket is blue because this color represents intuition, inspiration, confidence, sincerity, and sensitivity. These are all values that The Blue Blanket embraces wholeheartedly.
A blanket’s strength comes from the unity and interweaving of many thousands of threads, each stronger when brought together, each greater than the sum of its parts.
The Blue Blanket symbolizes the coming together of humanity to comfort, nurture and heal others in need – a perfect metaphor for mending and weaving together the fragmented shreds of our mental health care system into a strong cohesive “blanket” that can deliver best practice mental health treatment effectively and efficiently, and the beauty of bringing people together where they find mutual support, validity, and true connection.
Just as a blanket was created out of necessity, so too was the creation of The Blue Blanket. That necessity is our shared mental health crisis, borne out by the data that touches all of us:
Out Of Necessity
We created The Blue Blanket...
To provide so many much-needed feelings — warmth, comfort, rest, protection, the ability to relax, calm, soothe, to provide shelter, security, even enjoyment or companionship.
Accordingly, the goal of The Blue Blanket is to provide tools and education —