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Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

Office: Mt Vernon Counseling
284 S. Main St. Colony Park,
Suite 800
Alpharetta, GA 30009
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Web Site: www.mtvcounseling.com
Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
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: A lovely Irish proverb says: It is in the shelter of each other that people live. Together, we will make our counseling relationship a safe and warm shelter. I am passionate about the work I do, and believe in the healing properties a trusting, therapeutic relationship creates.

With a relaxed and nonjudgmental style, I will help you navigate difficult life challenges by teaching you to become more self-compassionate and less self-critical. You will learn new skills to handle distress and build healthier, more nurturing relationships. You will discover what is keeping you "stuck" in negative, counter-productive patterns, and will heal old wounds.

Every individual already possesses the wisdom he or she needs, as well as the innate capacity to love, to connect, and to thrive. I feel privileged to accompany my clients on their journeys of self discovery, healing,
and growth and look forward to accompanying you. I work with adults, adolescents and couples.

Specialties:

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

Counseling Expertise

With advanced training, sensitivity, and passion, I offer an interactive, mindfulness based, collaborative approach to therapy for couples and individuals.

~Specializing in~

Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling:

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.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies:

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) are newer, third-wave therapies born from the union of cognitive therapy and meditative principles. These therapies provide powerful tools that can be successfully applied to depression, anxiety, 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 its benefits.

Schema Therapy:

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

Education and Professional Affiliations:

•M.S., Community Counseling, Mercer University
•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
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
Out-of-Network insurance provider
Office Hours: Day & Evening Appointments
Driving Directions: See Mapquest Driving Directions map on my website, mtvcounseling.com, go to Contact Us/forms page.

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Susan Blank, LPC, NCC, Counselor / Therapist in Alpharetta

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Atlanta, GA 30328

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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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