Offering Healing, Wholeness and Hope to Those in Need and Educating Others for This Servic
e    February 2014


1814 Clairmont Rd    Decatur GA  30033  404.636.1457

 What does it mean to you? 
In February, our thoughts turn to love. Traditionally, the focus is on celebrating romantic relationships, but in our work at CCCG, we see and support people who love one another in the context of families, friendships, and relationships of all varieties. In her article "What is Love: Redefining the Most Powerful Emotion " Barbara Fredrickson reimagines how to think about a feeling that inspires strong reactions in all of us. We invite you, this Valentines Day, to open your heart and mind to a broader sense of love. 

In this issue, we consider ways to support the most basic type of love, self-love. We've all heard the old saying "you cant love anyone else until you love yourself" and in this issue we explore avenues and opportunities to grow our love for ourselves by the intentional effort at self-care.  At CCCG, we think about this in the context of Wellness. We have some exciting new programs and resources available that will support your improved efforts at taking care of your health and by extension, taking care of yourself. Learn more about our smoking cessation resources, the expanded groups in our flourishing addiction services, and more.  We also take note of teens learning how to love in healthy ways during Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.   


Show You Care with Self Care 
Care and Counseling Center continues to evolve and expand the services we provide based on the needs of our clients and the many gifts of our staff. One development from this approach is our increase in services designed to support the mental and physical health needs beyond traditional "talk therapy"  Our services now include Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Groups on Mindfulness, Reiki, and Art Therapy. Stay tuned for more exciting additions to our Wellness Services throughout 2014.  



February is Teen Dating Violence 
Awareness and Prevention Month 
As adolescents are learning about how to navigate relationships, they may find themselves in situations characterized by unhealthy behavior. One in ten teens will experience physical violence in a relationship and many more will experience other abusive behaviors in the context of dating.


 There are many efforts to raise awareness of this issue including a Presidential Proclamation, which highlights the 1 is 2 Many Initiative. Another resource with extensive materials and information on adolescent relationship abuse is the website, Love Is Respect. Learn more about what all of us can to do support teens to have happy and healthy relationships. 

New Resource: Smoking Cessation Program! 
In keeping with our theme of self care as the ultimate expression of love, CCCG is proud to offer a new component of services in our Smoking Cessation Program.

To quit smoking, clients need to address the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal as well as the psychological and social issues that keep individuals dependent on tobacco. 
Our smoking cessation program addresses the physical/biological symptoms of withdrawal through Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).  In addition we increase YOUR success rate to quit smoking by offering counseling services and support groups to address the psychological and social issues that arise when you are trying to quit smoking. Groups will be held Mondays 5:30-6:30 and Wednesdays 6-7. Learn more at the program website .  Make a choice to show yourself and those who love you that your health and wellness matter!  

 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the release of the First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. 

In the 50 years since the release of the first report, 30 additional Surgeon General's Reports have increased our understanding of the devastating health and financial burdens caused by tobacco use. We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 443,000 people each year. Learn more about the report and resources to stop smoking here

Addiction and Recovery Program Turns One! 

Last February, CCCG gathered the activities provided by staff to treat addictions and brought them together under the umbrella of our Addiction and Recovery Team. Since the formation of the Team, the type and amount of services has increased dramatically, resulting in the services being credentialed as an ASAM Level One Program.

The CCCG Addiction and Recovery Team is a group of qualified professionals who specialize in evidence-based practices that have been proven to work in assisting clients and families struggling with addiction.There is a comprehensive array of individual services and groups available including DBT, Psychoeducation, Process Group, Anger Management, Spirituality and additional services currently under development.  Learn more about the services available through this program here.  

2014 Healing and Hope for the Journey:
A Look at Our Personal Resilience 
March 19, 2014
11:30 - 1:00
Maggiano's in Buckhead


Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, our guest speaker, is author of Me? Depressed?:
A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery is an honest, uplifting and inspirational story of hope and healing through depression. It tells the story of a well-educated, professional thirty-something wife and mother who is unexpectedly diagnosed with depression. It chronicles her journey from complete denial about having this mental illness to her discovery that depression does not discriminate, needs to be openly discussed and that there is always hope.


Join us to hear this dynamic speaker.  Buy your tickets today. 

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Our Clairmont Road Office is temporarily closed, but CCCG is OPEN! 
Counseling services continue to be offered Mon-Sat at our temporary location in the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church. The 

church is located at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road in Decatur.  The address is: 2532 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Our phone number is the same: 404-636-1457.


There is a parking lot on the North Decatur Road side of the building. The entrance also faces North Decatur Road, and there is a mailbox right outside the doors. Please walk in the front doors, and the receptionist will greet you. Click on the link to get directions through Google Maps. 


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When faced with daily life challenges, it can be hard to distinguish a real problem from a normal struggle everyone faces at some point. In either case, working with a professional counselor can be a positive, healthful experience.


If you or a loved one is dealing with issues that might benefit from speaking with a counselor, please contact us to schedule an appointment.





Thank you  


Over the past two years  the  35 professional counselors, 20 resident counselors and 40 CPE residents and interns of Care and Counseling provided over one million dollars worth of free or reduced cost counseling and chaplaincy services.


Please Give to a Cause that Speaks to You:


For Example: 


- A gift of $25 helps provide art supplies for working with children.


- A gift of $65 sponsors a counseling session for a family in need.


- A gift of $100 supports a grief group to help those who have lost a loved one.


- A Gift of $250 provides psychological testing for things like ADHD, depression and  other mental health challenges.



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Taking care of yourself is critical for a healthy life
 and family. 
CCCG offers ongoing workshops that can help with self-growth and self-care.  You don't have to do it alone.  Here are some of our upcoming workshops: Workshops listed as in Decatur are being held at our temporary offices at Scott Baptist Church. 
Understanding More About Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Relapse Prevention Psychoeducational Group - In Decatur with Monica Dutke.  Ongoing: Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Buckhead group meets Thursdays 9:00 am to 10:00 am. $45 per group session.


Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Support Group - with Robin Kirkpatrick at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Thursday nights 7-8:30- $Free


Anger Management Group -In Decatur with Karon Ferguson - Starting in January, this group will be held Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm. $35 per group session.
Premarital Workshop at The Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta) with Doyle Hamilton - $150 per couple, upcoming dates include February 15, March 15, April 12, and May 3, 2014. 



Care and Counseling Center  

of Georgia  




HEALING- CCCG Chaplains meet the needs of people who experience crisis, loss or pain in several of the metro Atlanta hospitals, hospices, and prisons.


HOPE - CCCG Counselors and residents with an integration of sound clinical practice and deep understanding and respect for the sacred self are trained and serve those of every age,  gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, and ethnic background, and makes our services affordable to all.   


EDUCATION - CCCG educates resident counselors and chaplains to serve in places where lives are falling between the cracks and trains them to help bring healing and hope in to those in need.


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