FLAWSOME / flaw - some
Individuals who embrace their flaws and know they're awesome regardless.
​         Peace & Blessings,
                ~ Susan
~ Be Flawsome!

I look forward to the privilege of working 
with you. 

Please call me at: 
or email me at:
 ~ I will join you, support you, and challenge 
you in the process of helping you see your 
way through to a happier, more fulfilling life!

                                            ~ Susan

There is no 
greater agony 
than bearing an untold story

~ Maya Angelou

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Mt Vernon Counseling
Cindy Hoerig, LPC, NCC   ~   Susan Blank, LPC, NCC
       404 -713 - 8201                    678 - 575 - 4315               
Individual, Couples, Family
Live. Grow. Thrive.
Our Offices
284 S. Main Street
          Suite 800
Alpharetta, Ga. 30009

 6100 Lake Forest Drive
             Suite 450
  Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328

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.  I believe that every individual already possesses the wisdom he or she needs, and is born with the innate capacity to love, to connect and to thrive. I work with adults, couples, and adolescents and invite you to meet with me at my office for a complimentary consultation. I look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you!
  • Couples Counseling (Communication, Trust, Intimacy, Infidelity, Disconnection)
  • Anxiety, Stress & Panic
  • 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 skills and expertise 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 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 Therapy and ACT: 

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (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 their 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). 
The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

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