The Anxiety Counseling Center


Therapy is a process that can be
an extremely rewarding journey in your life.


We currently live in an anxiety-producing society and it’s easy to forget that our purpose is a path of self-actualization, or to be our best selves.

Working with anxiety for more than fifteen years has shown us that as human beings, we create belief systems, both internal and externally, that are often not true and can lead us to distress.

Changing thoughts can also change our perception.

The Anxiety Counseling Center of Atlanta is specialized in assisting you in your growth and self-actualization. Our own personal paths are not so focused on the destination, but on our journeys. The Anxiety Counseling Center of Atlanta specializes in helping you with anxiety issues and mood disorders.

Anxiety Issues and Disorders, inclusive of

• Generalized anxiety
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
• Eating Disorders
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Panic Attacks
• Social Anxiety and Social Phobia

Mood Disorders:

• Bipolar Disorders
• Major Depressive disorder

Other Issues and Disorders:

• Personality Disorders, inclusive of Borderline Personality Disorder
• Self-esteem/self-empowerment
• Relationship/growth Issues, inclusive of Divorce Recovery
• Domestic Abuse issues
• Grief / loss / bereavement and complicated grief issues
• Stress Management and Coping Skills training
• Anger Management
• Imago Therapy and Communication Skill
• Behavioral issues
• Assertiveness Training


of Americans suffer from untreated anxiety disorders

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

40 Million

Anxiety Disorder affects more than 40 million adults in America

American Counseling Association

1 in 4

of adults have seen a counselor at
some point in their lives


The Anxiety Counseling Center’s Therapy Approach

Pat Drerup-Cotter’s first goal is to establish a sense of safety and connection between the patient and the therapist. During sessions with clients, Pat will incorporate several models inclusive of cognitive, existential, interpersonal and humanistic models to meet individual therapy needs. Changing thoughts and negative self-talk can change affect, and therefore, promote behaviors that offer clients a healthier way of life. The connection of the mind, body and spirit can offer a more balanced lifestyle.

Some modalities for treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic models, mindfulness and exposure therapy.


Who Benefits from Therapy

There are more than 243 different types of therapy and data shows that none are successful unless there is a therapeutic relationship between therapist and patient. It is important that clients feel safe and comfortable in order for their therapy to be successful.

“Is what I’m doing currently working for me?”

“Why am I stuck?”

“How do I reach my goals?”

“Do I have the right tools to move forward?”

“How is my life going?”

“Am I fulfilled and happy in my daily life?”

“Who am I and what do I want?”

If you find yourself asking one of these questions, counseling may be helpful for you. The Anxiety Counseling Center focuses on techniques and tools that set them up for success and self-empowerment.


About Pat Drerup-Cotter

With more than 15 years of experience, Pat Drerup-Cotter is passionate about helping her patients obtain a sense of empowerment through a mental toolbox designed to help manage obstacles or challenges and ultimately, change their belief systems. She believes it is truly a gift to be able to sit with a patient at the deeper level that therapy requires.

Pat earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in marketing. She earned both her Master’s and Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) from Georgia State University. Her first career working in corporate retail influenced her passion for working in human resources and led to her profession in counseling. Outside of work, Pat enjoys travel and has a passion for animals and animal welfare. A portion of the income from The Anxiety Counseling Center of Atlanta is contributed to that cause.

Pat is a licensed professional therapist by the State of Georgia (license number GA 003275), NBCC Board Certified, and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA).


Ready to begin your journey?

Click the link below to contact us or call 404-402-2176.