ADHD Awareness • Staff Spotlight • Upcoming & Ongoing
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ADHD Awareness Month
A coalition of mental health advocate organizations declared October 2019 as ADHD Awareness Month as a way of bringing attention to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and debunking many of the myths that surround ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
  • ADHD is real, appearing in psychiatric studies since 1775. It’s a non-discriminatory disorder that can affect adults and children, regardless of gender, race or other factors.
  • ADHD involves a serious deficiency in sustained attention and behavioral inhibition. This can cause problems controlling emotion, self-motivation, self-awareness, memory and problem-solving.
  • ADHD increases the risk of harm an individual can face. It carries a higher possibility of accidental injury, repeated injuries, and it even increases the risk of an early death.
  • ADHD can be treated through behavioral therapy and medication.

If you think you or your child may be suffering from ADHD, we can help. Please contact our intake team at or 404-636-1457 x505. We can match you with a counselor who can help and/or a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can prescribe medication.
Staff Spotlight
Q & A with Sheldon Kay
CCCG welcomes Sheldon Kay, our newest counseling intern.

What is your background and job title?
I am a Sergeant for the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue. On my off days, I serve as a Counseling Intern at CCCG. I expect to graduate from National Louis University Spring of 2020.

What do your duties here entail?
As a firefighter, I respond to the emergency needs of the citizens, commuters and visitors of Atlanta. As a Counseling Intern, I am striving to infuse myself with as much counseling experience and insight as possible while building professional relationships with clients and team members of CCCG.

What appeals to you about CCCG?
To me CCCG appears to be a place of infinite possibility. I am surrounded by diversity, commonality, and commitment to help. I don’t think I could ask for a better place to network my growth as a therapist.

How have you found everything so far? What has been most rewarding?
I imagine the surprises will come as I encounter more clients. I expected some frustration about learning the process and the tech. It's no surprise I have struggled to grasp it all as quickly as I would like. I’m so grateful for this opportunity. As an emerging therapist I don’t assume I’m a fit for every client. It’s a privilege to me when a client is comfortable enough to journey with me.
Ongoing & Upcoming
Offered below is a brief listing of upcoming and ongoing CCCG events.
with AnnMarie Lehrer, MS, NCC, APC, at CCCG’s main office. Do you or does your teen struggle with depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, or communication problems? Learn to be more mindful, to strengthen effectiveness in relationships, to tolerate distress, and regulate emotions! Mondays, Sept. 30 – Nov. 4. Cost = $180 for the whole series. Click here for more information and to register, or contact AnnMarie Lehrer at or 404-636-1457 ext. 472.
AnnMarie Lehrer, MS, NCC, APC, will begin another 6-week dialectical behavior therapy boot camp at CCCG’s main office. Learn to apply DBT skills to help with mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness in your struggles with depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, or communication problems. Tuesdays, 6–8 pm, Sept. 17–Oct. 24. Cost = $180 for the whole series. Click here for more information and to register, or contact AnnMarie Lehrer at or 404-636-1457 x472. · Learn more ·
ASAM Level 1 care and support and for persons using alcohol and other drugs, or for those suffering from process addictions such as gambling, sex, internet, shopping, who have concerns or want to stop. Our scientifically based treatment includes motivational enhancement, emotional coping skills, mindfulness, personal empowerment, and experiential learning. Tuesdays from 6-8 pm. Cost: $70/session. Click here for more info or contact Janay Whittaker, APC, at or 404-636-1457 ext. 409. · Learn more ·
Saturdays at 10 am. FREE! (donations accepted). This is for you if you would like a Buddhist-based approach to recovery—from substances, eating disorders, process addictions, and much more!
A recovery group based in cognitive skills and thought restructuring. This is a community-based, educational support group that can supplement or replace traditional 12-step meetings. Wednesdays, 7:00–7:45pm FREE!
Support Groups
Women’s Growth Group : At CCCG in Decatur with Carol Pitts—$45 per session. Contact Carol at for more information.

Weekly Grief Support Group at Oak Grove UMC : For individuals who have experienced loss and are looking for a community of support. Tuesdays 6:30–7:30 pm. FREE! Contact Jonathan Yellowhair at or 404-636-1457 x428 f or more info.

Monthly Grief Support Group : FREE! Meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 pm at CCCG at our main office in Decatur and is sponsored by A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home. It is open to the community and free of charge. For more information please contact Jacqueline “BB” Burnett-Brown at or (404) 636-1457 x432.
Donate to CCCG
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG) has been bringing healing and hope to the communities of Georgia for more than 55 years. Please help keep us providing high quality affordable behavioral health services; caring support for children, adults, and families; and counseling and chaplaincy training.