Susan Blank, MS, LPC, NCC

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 284 S. Main St Ste. 800, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Atlanta, 30328
      6100 Lake Forest Dr. Ste. 450
      Atlanta, 30328
  • Phone: 678-575-4315
  • susanblanklpcncc.com

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We all go through times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and need someone who can listen, provide support, and give us the tools we need to find balance, fulfillment, and happiness in life. With a relaxed and nonjudgmental style, I will provide a safe and compassionate space where you can tell your story and be heard and understood. We will gently 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 adults, couples, and teens and I am LGBTQ affirming. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and I offer a complimentary phone consultation so we can learn more about each other and see if we are a good fit. 
Specialties:

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

The counseling methods I utilize in my work are researched-based and empirically proven to be highly successful.
I have dedicated myself to years of study and training in these methods to gain the expertise and experience necessary to ensure that my client's counseling experience is a rewarding, empowering, and successful one.

My areas of expertise include:

Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling:

I have been traveling the long and winding road of marriage for over 40 years and I 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 to each other. 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 (Honors)
•Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
•The National Board for Certified Counselors
•The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).


Susan Blank Reaches

Alpharetta GA
Sandy Springs GA