Year-End Reflections • New in 2019 • Continuing Education
Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!
2018 was an exciting year of challenges and accomplishments for CCCG, as we imagine it was for most of you. We have therefore chosen to end the year with reflections from two of our counselors. We hope they resonate with and inspire you as you look forward to an exciting new year in 2019!
Year-End Reflections
Gayle Benator
From Gayle Benator,

What has become of New Year's Resolutions? For that matter, where did they come from?

I remember opening the door at midnight for my younger sister and brother, who I was always babysitting that evening, in a gesture of welcoming the New Year.

The making of resolutions has its roots as far back as Babylonian times, when promises were made to pay off debts. I liked learning that Romans made promises to Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions. He's shown with two faces, looking back and looking forward.
Transitions are sometimes difficult times. Even when we welcome the change we can feel uncertainty about the future. It can be difficult to let go of the familiar and to trust, or at least risk what is to come. I often work with clients who are in what I call a "Janus Phase" of their life. Remember, you don't have to do it alone! Give us a call at Care and Counseling Center of Georiga: 404-636-1457 and make an appointment with a therapist.

Best wishes for a meaningful transition from 2018 to 2019!
Fonta High
From Fonta High,

Fonta High is the Director of iThrive Recovery, an intensive outpatient program for those with substance use disorders at CCCG.

As I reflect on the accomplishments of Care and Counseling Center of Georgia in 2018, I count the iThrive Program as an achievement.

I am proud to relate that iThrive Recovery passed its state audit in December and was found to be without any deficiencies! With only a little over a year in existence, our program has become a safe haven for those struggling with substance use disorders and other co-occurring conditions.

iThrive Recovery is a place where individuals are able to learn recovery skills along with receiving therapy; which helps to process underlying trauma and other personal struggles that addiction can often mask.
Clients receiving treatment at iThrive Recovery leave with an understanding that recovery is a personal journey; which they’ve had the opportunity to explore while in the program and which will continue afterward.

Each individual in the program has the opportunity to develop a personalized recovery maintenance plan, which they will have after completion of the program to assist in their ongoing recovery.

As we move into 2019, the therapists of iThrive continue to offer hope to help facilitate healing. We know that recovery is possible from this disease!

If you find that you or someone you know or love is in need of these services, please contact me, Fonta High, at 404-636-1457 ext 417.
New in 2019
Master Your Emotions 6-Week DBT Boot Camp
Jan 8th–Feb 12th
6:00 pm

$120 for the series
(paid in advance)
This group is for you if you struggle with any of these:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Negative thinking patterns
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Ineffective communication
  • Self-destructive behaviors

By participating in this group you will:

  • Learn to become more self-aware through mindfulness
  • Strengthen interpersonal skills through assertive communication
  • Understand how to accept and tolerate distress
  • Learn how regulating emotions will ease suffering
Ann Marie Lehrer,
brings an encouraging approach to improve self-respect through awareness and communication using effective DBT skills and activities. Her easy-to-understand guidance supports growth for positive behaviors and a more fulfilling quality of life.
for women 18+ who experienced sexual abuse/rape as a child or adolescent

beginning January 7th

This group is for you if you:

  • Feel alone or isolated
  • Want to talk about your story in a welcoming, safe space
  • Wish to continue in your journey through healing from childhood sexual abuse

By participating in this group you will:

  • Be surrounded by other women who have also survived childhood sexual abuse
  • Become more aware of how your childhood trauma impacts you today
  • Expand the coping and emotion regulation skills related to your trauma
Ashlei Rabess,
brings a wealth of group facilitation and trauma counseling experience to serve individuals in the community. Her style of guidance fosters acceptance and growth for emotional healing and a more fulfilling quality of life.
Continuing Education
A Series of 6 Workshops

First Friday of every month
January–June, 2019

$40 per workshop

3 CE hours for each workshop
The first workshop in the series:
Friday, January 4
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

led by
CyEreka Edouard, MEd, NCC, LPC & Oshetha Shakoor-Rivera, MS, APC
  • Understand the history and evolution of trauma-informed care
  • Understand how to recognize well-known indicators of trauma and accurately assess for trauma
  • Understand the different types of pervasive traumas and the tenets of trauma-informed care
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