Dr. NaMetris  Blount is the owner and Chief Operator of Connected PRO, a Tele-Mental Health and Wellness Private Practice based in North and South Carolina. Dr. Blount is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both North and South Carolina, as well as, a Distance Credentialed Counselor, Consultant, and Life Improvement Strategist. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Masters of Education in Community/Agency Counseling, and PhD in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling Studies. Her mission is to improve life, knowledge and understanding of mental wellness worldwide via her platforms Connected PRO LLC, CounselFit, and Wellness Academy Online, all brands of which she is the founder and CEO. Dr. Blount has worked in a number of areas which include residential, vocational, school, community based, and outpatient treatment settings since 2004. From these experiences, Dr. Blount has developed skills in counseling clients in various populations including, but not limited to behavioral health issues, depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, women's issues, vocational/career counseling, child and adolescent counseling, life transitions, Employee Assistance Programs, weight loss surgery mental wellness clinical assessments, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, and life coaching for individuals with mentally ill family members.

Counseling Approach

Dr. Blount primarily draws upon Reality, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused theoretical orientations. Throughout her career, she has developed a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her clients’ individual needs to help them attain the personal growth desired. Over the years, Dr. Blount realized that providing clients with multiple ways to access services was a key to maintaining coordination of care, thus empowering them to choose the best treatment model that fits their needs. Dr. Blount’s goal is to provide her clients with a non-judgmental working environment where they feel safe, heard and respected. Whether the environment is a face to face session in a traditional setting, counseling online from the privacy of your home/office, or meeting for a stroll in the park; her unique approach empowers clients to achieve real and meaningful changes in their lives. 

"Providing clients with multiple ways to access services is a key to maintaining coordination of care, thus empowering clients to choose the best treatment model that fits their needs."

- Dr. Blount

Nothing is more important than YOUR MENTAL WELLNESS.

Our History

Connected PRO is a Tele-Private Practice that was founded in 2011 by Dr. NaMetris Blount, PhD, LPC, NCC, DCC. Since then Connected PRO has continued to grow and become Connected PRO, LLC specializing primarily in Tele-Mental Health and Wellness Services. These services are delivered through an online platform, as well as a non-traditional modality we refer to as CounselFit,  which was established in February 2015.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote mental wellness by improving life, knowledge and understanding of mental wellness worldwide. At Connected PRO, we treat the whole person. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.


Our Philosophy

Connected PRO is based on the belief that the client's needs are of the utmost importance. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients' individual needs to help attain the personal growth desired.








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