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

I look forward to chatting 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.
My Offices
284 S. Main Street
Suite 800
Alpharetta, Ga. 30009

The Atlanta Center for Wellness
6100 Lake Forest Drive
Suite 450
Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328

We all go through times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and need someone to listen. With a relaxed 
and nonjudgmental style, I provide a safe and compassionate environment 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:

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

  • Couples Counseling (Communication, Trust, Intimacy, Infidelity, Disconnection)
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety, Stress & Panic
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Grief/ Loss/ Illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Teen Problems
  • Self Esteem 
  • Relationship/Family Issues
  • Career Concerns
  • Self-improvement & Growth
As a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 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. 

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 (CBT) 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:

Forms for New Clients:

Client Education:
Specialties Include:
How I work:
*M.S. Community Counseling
*The National Board for Certified Counselors
* Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
*The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). 
*The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACT)
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.