David Blanchard, Counseling Intern
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. 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).
I am currently available on Fridays (afternoon/evenings) and Sundays; I should be available Mondays starting 2019.
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.
Initial sessions (80 minutes) are $100 and all regular 45 minute sessions are $75 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. David offers counseling services at a very reduced rate, so that we may reach further into our community and provide services to those who may not otherwise afford it or have access to care or resources. Insurance is not accepted, and these services cannot be counted towards insurance deductibles.
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.
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, 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.
I receive my primary clinical supervision from several faculty of Mercer University. Stephanie Cook, LCSW, owner of Counseling ATL, LLC, also provides me with mentoring and supervision on site.
Counseling Training Program
High quality counseling services at a reduced cost
Starting August 2017, Couples Counseling ATL partnered with Mercer University to provide a practicum site for their Masters Program. Providing the highest quality of research-based counseling services is the core mission of Counseling ATL, LLC, and now we have even more affordable options thanks to our graduate student counseling training program.
David Blanchard was selected as the 2018 Graduate Counseling Intern at Couples Counseling ATL.