Psychology and Counseling Services

Maybe you or someone you care about is struggling with overwhelming emotions – such as anxiety or depression – and isn’t skillfully coping in order to live the life they want to live. We feel passionate about helping people life a Life Worth Living – a life you experience as worthwhile and fulfilling. Our aim is to listen and support and teach and guide you in coping skillfully with what life brings, one day at a time, moment by moment in order to live your Life Worth Living.

To Get Started with Psychotherapy

One of our therapists or assistants can talk with you now on the phone or answer an email to begin to hear about what you are in need of, or you may go ahead and schedule your first appointment and get started. We have a questionnaire you can fill out so we can read whichever parts of your history you’d like to share ahead of time, or we can begin getting to know you at your first appointment.

Scheduling with a Counselor or Psychologist

Everything we do at Balance & Potential begins with an initial appointment, during which we will learn about you, you will be able to ask about us and our work, and we will tell you what we recommend by the end of the appointment.

DBT, CBT, Play Therapy and Psychological Assessment

We may recommend that you schedule your next therapy appointment to continue the process, or we may suggest a particular kind of therapy, like DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) – which is one type of CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) — or Play Therapy, and/or assessment with a psychologist or another clinician, either at Balance & Potential or elsewhere. We specialize in helping people connect with the type of therapy and specific therapists that are the best fit for their needs.

Who attends the initial appointment?

If you are the parent of a young child, you or both parents usually attend the first appointment alone so that we can talk freely and come up with a treatment plan. Adolescent and teenage clients should come with their parent in order to be involved from the start and establish trust from the beginning. However, please discuss the plan for the first appointment with us so we can determine what is best for your family’s needs.

The first phase of therapy may take a few sessions, during which we continue to learn about your needs and tell you about the type of therapy we recommend, how it works, how long it usually takes, and what it costs. Everyone’s needs are unique, so we come up with a particular plan for you. Many people come to Balance & Potential for DBT, and if that is the case, we will tell you about how DBT works and what it means to commit to learning DBT.

How Often Will I Come In?

Most of our clients come to therapy once a week, although in the beginning some people come more often for a couple of weeks in order to get started faster in meeting their needs.Some of the services we offer to help you can include therapy or DBT skills training for family members and other adults who are supportive, like parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

DBT Coping Skills Group Class Flyers:

“Introduction to DBT” Hour

Anyone interested in learning more about DBT – potential clients as well as therapists – can attend an “Introduction to DBT” hour at no charge at Balance & Potential. Call or email us for more information, or ask about the Introduction to DBT during your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Us Today

5755 North Point Parkway,
Suite 79

Alpharetta, GA 30022
(678) 644-0039

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