Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor - LPC007811
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 20401
Visit Website
Office 1
755 Mt Vernon Hwy NE
Suite 330
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328 - United States
Click for Map Get Directions
Office 2
284 S Main St
Suite 800
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 - United States
Click for Map Get Directions

See other therapists in Sandy Springs, GA.

See other therapists in Alpharetta, GA.

I find great meaning in helping people connect with the things that matter most to them and live fuller and more satisfying lives. I provide an accepting and compassionate environment with respect and admiration for individual differences and unique personal histories. I believe in using research-based methods to provide treatments that are known to be effective, and I have great appreciation for the courage it takes to reach out for help when things aren't working.

My approach to counseling is collaborative in nature and is rooted in the newer cognitive behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which emphasizes reducing the struggle against unwanted or painful thoughts and experiences and living a values-directed life. I enjoy helping people find a sense of meaning in their lives. A wise person once said "If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders." I want to accompany you on that journey of discovery and growth.

I find it very fulfilling to work with couples and am in advanced training for Certification as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. We are hard-wired to love and be loved, to connect and be connected. Emotionally Focused Therapy gives us an empirically tested road map to bring couples to a place of healthy interconnection and interdependence. 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.

Email or Call Susan Blank, LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20401

More Info About My Practice

I am an out-of-network insurance provider.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Talk therapy is more than just talking about your problems, it is about working toward solutions. You will be encouraged to look at things in a different way and learn new ways to respond to the events and people that trigger emotional distress.

An empathic therapist can help you understand yourself better, help you cope with uncomfortable feelings and symptoms, and help you change old behavior patterns that may contribute to the stress and struggles in your life.

Through therapy, you will learn to change old maladaptive ways of thinking, feeling and doing that contribute to your unhappiness, so that you are able to reach your goals and live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

My Therapy Focus

The major theoretical influences that guide my work are Mindfulness, ACT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Schema Therapy. Through integrating these evidence-based therapies, we will be able to focus on what is happening in the present, while simultaneously looking back to your past to find and heal old patterns, beliefs, and obstacles that keep you stuck and frustrated.

I am an Emotionally Focused Couples therapist and in my couples counseling, I can help you find the dysfunctional dance patterns that keep you stuck in reactive cycles. Once you learn to recognize and step over those dysfunctional patterns, you can learn to dance in harmony and connection.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

By using this site, you signify your assent and agreement to the Terms of Service.