About Mary Blacklock

Hello, I’m Mary Blacklock. I help powerful people take action to improve their lives. I want the people I reach to engage their motivational power to pursue their dreams and move forward…one behavior change at a time.

I am an apprentice in living an intentional and forward moving life.

I have a background in Sociology and currently work as a Behavior Therapist for children with special needs. Through this work and my personal goal setting journey, I am learning the importance of focused behavior change.


This blog will focus on my personal experiences overcoming discouragement and lack of direction in life. It will highlight changes I have made or am making in my life in order move forward.

I will also be sharing content from books, podcasts, and online courses that are guiding me in my goal setting and behavior change. I hope that in sharing my story you will be encouraged and motivated to make some changes in your own life.

It’s my goal to write one blog post a week. You can find my new post on this site every Thursday. 

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For those of you that want to know more about me, read on.

In addition to my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Austin College, I have a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Jobs I have had:

  • Hospital Chaplain in a Clinical Pastoral Education Program.

  • Behavior Management Specialist for children with disabilities and/or mental health needs.

  • Educational Assistant in a public school Special Education classroom working with children with Austim and other disabilities.

  • Special Education Teacher Intern in a public school working with children with disabilities.

I am currently a:

  • Registered Behavior Technician doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at an Autism Clinic.

Disclaimer: I am not certified to suggest ABA strategies. Please seek a BCBA in your area and ask them about behavior therapy services. I do not do referrals. I do not provide professional advice for working with children with autism. This is a personal blog and not affiliated with any certification board. 


  • I am also a singer/songwriter! I am not currently writing songs or performing, but please listen to some of my recorded tunes by clicking here. Then send me a message and let me know what you think.

  • I recently moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Dallas, Texas to pursue the opportunities placed before me.

If you have a desire to contact me about this blog or about potential speaking or music opportunities, please complete the contact form on the Contact page found in the menu bar.