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Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

Office: Atlanta Center For Wellness
6100 Lake Forest Dr
Suite 450
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Web Site: susanblanklpcncc.com
atlantacenterforwellness.com/susan-blank/
Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Online/Phone Therapy
Coaching
Consultation Services to Employers
Court Ordered Evaluations
Employee Assistance Counseling
Psychoeducational Evaluations
Psychological Evaluations
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Couples Counseling
Mindfulness & Meditative Practice
EFT Couples counseling
Life Transitions Counseling
Practice Description:
During the COVID19 pandemic I will be offering telehealth online sessions for every client.

We all go through times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and need someone to listen - and really hear us. With a relaxed and nonjudgmental style, I provide a sheltering environment where you can tell your story and be heard and understood. We will safely probe difficult and distressing topics and identify the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep you mired in unworkable ways of being and doing. Utilizing pragmatic, evidence-based practices, we will work to address the roots of your suffering and conflict and discover what's keeping you "stuck" in certain areas of your life. We will find resolutions that bring positive change so you can reach your goals and become the person, or couple, you are meant to be. For as Mr. Rogers said so beautifully:

Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that's mentionable can be more manageable.
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.
The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.

I work with both adults and adolescents, specialize in couples counseling, am LGBTQ affirming; and look forward to the honor of working with you.

Specialties Include:

Couples Counseling (Trust, Infidelity, Communication, Disconnection)
Panic and Anxiety
Depression/Mood Disorders
Trauma
Addictions
Grief/ Loss/ Illness
Women's Issues
Teen Problems
Self Esteem
Relationship/Family Issues
Career Concerns
Self-improvement & Growth

How I Work:

As a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 20 years of combined experience, the counseling methods I utilize are researched-based and empirically proven to be highly successful. I have dedicated myself to years of study and training in these methods in order to gain the skills and expertise necessary to ensure that my client's counseling experience is a rewarding, empowering, and successful one. I am a great believer in the power of client education to aid in healing, and therefore, have provided links to various educational resources, along with handouts I have written, to supplement and enhance our therapy sessions. They can be found under the Client Education tabs on my website: http://www.mtvcounseling.com/AboutSusan.html

My areas of expertise include:

• Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:

I have traveled the long and winding road of marriage for 40 years and fully understand the pitfalls and detours of committed relationships. With advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I am dedicated to helping couples find their way back home. I will help you stop the dance of blame, distancing, and mutual hurt. We will focus on the negative cycle that has become your mutual enemy and learn to change the music to a new dance of closeness and connection.

• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer, third-wave therapy born from the union of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness meditation principles and practices. This therapy provides powerful tools that can be successfully applied to depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, rumination, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and more. I have practiced mindfulness meditation and Metta (Compassion) meditation for over two decades and can personally attest to their benefits.

• Schema Therapy:

Schema Therapy is a form of depth psychology that has shown remarkable results in helping clients change negative, (maladaptive) patterns that they have lived with for a long time, even when other methods and efforts have been unsuccessful. Schema Therapy is very effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD.

Education and Professional Affiliations:

• M.S., Community Counseling
• Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
• The National Board for Certified Counselors
• The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
• The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Couples Counseling
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Addictions
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Alcoholism
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Co-dependency
Crisis/Trauma
Depression
Dissociative Disorders
Divorce/Dissolution
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Grief/Loss
Impaired Professionals
Infertility Issues
Infidelity
Life Transitions
OCD
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Self-esteem
Sexual Abuse
Spirituality
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling (EFT)
Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy & ACT
Schema Therapy
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Couples
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Existential/Humanistic
Experiential
Family Systems
Gestalt
Integrative
Narrative
Object Relations
Person-Centered
Psychodynamic
Psychoeducational
Mindfulness-based Cognitve Therapy (MBCT) Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Additional Demographic Expertise: Buddhist
Jewish
Women/Feminist
Education: Master of Science
Mercer University
License #: LPC007811
License State: Georgia
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: National Certified Counselor
Externship, Core Skills Training, Supervision, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Level II Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Association for Contextual Behavior Science
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Accepted Insurance: Out-of-Network reinbursment may be available.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, HSA
Out-of-Network insurance provider
Office Hours: Day, Evening, Saturday Appointments
 

Susan Blank, LPC, NCC, Counselor / Therapist in Sandy Springs

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Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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