Elisabeth Bletsch, Therapist in Avondale Estates, Georgia — Zencare
Elisabeth  Bletsch
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Elisabeth Bletsch

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Georgia Accepting Online
Avondale Estates Accepting In-person

Elisabeth is providing services virtually and in-person. Please inquire about in-person availability!

Updated August 25, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Childhood trauma
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Mind-body connection
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Elisabeth is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in the field for the past 10 years. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, the bereavement community, a private psychiatry clinic, and community mental health clinics in both Michigan and Georgia. Elisabeth is now in private practice in the Metro Atlanta area and enjoys her time with adult clients who want to work on issues of grief, trauma, anxiety, and feeling less stuck.

Elisabeth enjoys helping clients better understand what underlies their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and connecting this to the things that have shaped them in the past, including important relationships and trauma/attachment experiences. Elisabeth uses a blend of therapeutic techniques and strongly values providing space to build rapport. She is trained in mindfulness, CBT, polyvagal theory (a therapy approach that prioritizes helping the client better understand their nervous system, what has shaped their automatic responses, and how to self-soothe in adaptive ways), DBT, and two evidenced based treatments for PTSD: CPT and EMDR. EMDR is a powerful therapy modality that uses the brain's natural processing system to help clients reprocess past negative experiences in a safe and measured way, allowing clients to leave the past in the past and live more present and connected lives. Similarly, CPT also helps clients move past traumatic experiences by changing the way they think about what has happened to them.

Elisabeth provides in-person sessions in Avondale Estates and virtual sessions to anyone in the state of Georgia.


Message to clients

I meet all my clients with nonjudgment and an open space for processing. My commitment to clients is to work alongside you to help you feel less stuck and develop more clarity about the life you want to live. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors contributing to success in therapy and while I cannot guarantee specific outcomes, I can commit to meeting you at each session with compassion, honesty, and warmth.


Specialties

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Elisabeth Bletsch is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120
  • Initial session: $120 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM-7 PM
  • Tue 9 AM-7 PM
  • Wed 9 AM-7 PM
  • Thu 9 AM-7 PM
  • Fri 9 AM-5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Avondale Estates practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9 AM-7 PM
  • Wed Afternoon
  • Thu Afternoon
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Elisabeth Bletsch, LLC, Therapist, 2018 - Present
View Point Health, Therapist, 2017 - 2022
United Behavioral Health Solutions, Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, Clinician, 2011 - 2015
Heartland Health Care Center, Social Worker, 2012 - 2014

University of Michigan, Master of Social Work (MSW), 2012
University of Michigan, Specialization in Aging Certificate, 2012
Alma College, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2011


Licensure

Georgia: CSW005934


Languages

English