David Blanchard (Grant Park), MFT Candidate

David Blanchard (Grant Park), MFT Candidate

David Blanchard

MFT Candidate May 2019

Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mercer University

who I work with

I enjoy providing specialized counseling services to couples of all ages and backgrounds. 

GOTTMAN METHOD & EFT THERAPY

I have completed specialized training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy through the Gottman Institute (levels 1 - 3) and am pursuing additional training in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).

Availability

(Starts May 2019)

Mondays 10am - 8pm

Tuesday 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Thursday 10am - 9pm

Sunday 12pm - 7pm

Scheduling

Please call our administrative assistant, Tiffany, at 678-999-3390, or click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button above to complete an initial form to request an appointment.

Fees

Initial sessions (80 minutes) are $175 and all longer 80 minute sessions (for couples) are $175 thereafter, while all 45 minute sessions (for individuals) are $130 per session thereafter. If you are in need of even lower rates, please visit our "Low Cost Counseling Services in Atlanta" web page for additional counseling resources in the Atlanta area.

MY COUPLES THERAPY Approach

Sometimes, we all need objective emotional assistance from a trained perspective to find new insights that can move us towards positive changes in our lives. I have been in the social services arena for 20 years with widely diverse populations experiencing crisis and life challenges.

My approach is strength-based and client focused, working collaboratively to help my clients identify goals and take steps towards alleviating their stressors and improving their overall quality of life. I believe that therapy provides a safe, supportive, and guiding environment which can challenge us all to learn, heal, and change.

Background

Following the completion of a Master’s degree in Family Studies at Auburn University, I served two years overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I returned to Georgia in 1998 and have worked with families experiencing healthcare and disabilities for the last twenty years. When not working, I enjoy the gym, traveling, and scuba diving. But mostly I enjoy being a husband to my friend and wife, as well as being the lucky father to two beautiful children.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

I am currently completing a Masters of Family Counseling at Mercer University (anticipated graduation May 2019) and I completed a Master’s of Science in Family Studies from Auburn University, and my undergraduate education in Psychology from the University of Georgia.

Supervision

I receive my primary clinical supervision from Stephanie Cook, LCSW, owner of Counseling ATL, LLC, as well as other fully licensed clinicians off site.

David Blanchard was selected as the 2018 Graduate Counseling Intern at Couples Counseling ATL, and was hired in 2019 as a full time pre-licensed clinician.

COUPLES THERAPY & MARRIAGE COUNSELING IN ATLANTA

Couples Counseling ATL provides couples therapy and marriage counseling in Atlanta from two offices in Grant Park and Poncey Highlands. We also serve Morningside, Midtown, Buckhead, Virginia Highlands, Kirkwood, and the surrounding communities.