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Mt Vernon Counseling, LLC
Cindy Hoerig, LPC, NCC   ~   Susan Blank, LPC, NCC
          404.713.8201                      678.575.4315             
Individual, Couples, Family

Counseling Individuals

We approach our work with empathy, compassion, and non-judgment.  In the initial session, 
we discuss the client’s difficulties, history and goals. Because our intention is to help our clients work toward their goals and build on their particular strengths and life experiences, the ongoing work with each client is very individualized.  We believe that we are partners in our client's journey, and we work together to create a safe, nurturing environment in which to cultivate a trusting relationship.

Our approach to therapy is integrative; we incorporate various counseling theories into our work to best meet each client's needs. We encourage our clients to explore the emotional and psychological components of their issues, while also considering the other factors that may be impacting them. These may include family, personal relationships, work life, medical, social and/or spiritual issues. During the time between appointments, we encourage our clients to think about what happened in session, perhaps to journal or do some homework exercises. 

The frequency of sessions is usually weekly in the beginning of treatment because this regularity seems most beneficial. In some cases of crisis or extreme distress, more  frequent visits are helpful until the situation is eased. For some people who engage in longer treatment, it may be appropriate to schedule longer intervals between sessions as the work progresses.                                                             

Counseling Couples

We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways ~ 
the ways we react and behave when we love someone.
                                                                                                                  ~ John Gray

Some people are just resigned to say that "marriage is work" or that "relationships are difficult" and either stay stuck in 
the unsatisfying relationship, or end up bailing out or getting divorced.   However, there is a better alternative ... Couples Counseling.  There are many reasons why a marriage or a relationship is experiencing difficulties.  In counseling we will work on skill-building, adjusting expectations, learning new communication techniques, and healing old wounds so that your relationship and your lives become more satisfying and enriched.  The issues that bring a couple to counseling may include:

Learning to let go begins with learning why you've been hanging on.
                                                                                                           ~ Terri Trespicio
Communication Difficulties
Conflict Resolution
Anger issues
Family and In-Law problems
Power Struggles
Relationship Rekindling
Pre-Marital Counseling

Our goal in Couples Counseling is to help you restore love, trust and confidence in your relationship, your partner, and in yourself.  We will work to tear down the walls that separate you and build bridges that connect you.
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6100 Lake Forest Drive
            Suite 450
  Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
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284 S. Main Street
      Suite 800
  Alpharetta, Ga. 30009