Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families

Alternative Cognitions offers various types of counseling, advocacy and training programs, for individuals, groups and families, including those living with disabilities, and persons mandated to treatment, or rehabilitation, by the local court system. 

We offer alternative perspectives, on personal challenges, in a way that allows our clients, to view their issues differently, and create positive replacement approaches, that can lead them to positive outcomes.


Programs and Services


Anger Management

Anxiety and Depression

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of our responses, to certain situations. With our Anger Management, Anxiety and Depression, counseling sessions, you’ll learn about your emotions, and how to exert your power, and alternative behavioral choices, to conquer whatever life may throw at you.


CBI:  Life Structuring Program

Sex Offender Treatment

These services are perfect for clients, involved with the court system.  As they offer the keys to a happier, healthier life. Our job is to give you the tools and techniques needed, to achieve a balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle, that includes managing mal-adaptive behaviors, and structuring your life. After several sessions, you will become better equipped, at avoiding legal troubles. Call now to schedule a session.


Programs and Services

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Parenting Classes

Stress Management and Coping Skills

Our Parenting Classes teach parents general parenting skills, and help them develop and maintain positive relationships with their children. Many parents attending parenting classes are going through divorce, or are engaged in a custody battle.  Stress management and coping skills offer techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person's level of stress, especially chronic stress, for the purpose of improving everyday functioning.

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Counseling for Military Members and Families

This service is for active-duty, military personnel, veterans and their families, seeking counseling help, for a wide variety of mental, emotional and social needs, that are unique to our service men and women, and their families, often brought on by the constant, rotation of family members, in and out of the family unit.


Programs and Services

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Substance Abuse Treatment

Our substance abuse treatment involves complex psycho-education and counseling, that usually encompasses the piecing together of social treatment components, that aid our clients in the identification of mental and emotional drivers and responses that lead them abuse alcohol and other substances.

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Special Needs Counseling,

Training and Advocacy

Our agency offers a separate platform, "Help Me Cope," for persons living with special needs, and their families.  We ensure that they have access to the appropriate supports, and interventions, in order to facilitate, improved academic and social growth.  We are genuinely concerned, with improving a person’s ability to function, in social, emotional, and behavioral capacities.

Contact us to find out more about assessments, classes, trainings or speaking engagements.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with certifications in Military Counseling, Sex Offender Treatment and Disability Advocacy.  My professional background includes counseling as a Substance Abuse Counselor with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, at Stonewall Jackson Detention Center.  I worked with Sims Consulting Agency, for several years, performing school-based, and home-based therapy with individuals and groups, of children, adults and families, with a wide variety of mental health and behavioral health diagnoses and substance abuse treatment.  As part of my training, as well, I interned at The McLeod Center performing individual and group Substance Abuse counseling; Shifting Paradigms, co-facilitating Sex Offender and Anger Management Groups and South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, counseling and training, individuals living with disabilities.

I also counseled offenders as a Probation Parole Officer, with the NC Department of Public Safety for about 14 years. I am a Mom of two children living with special needs. So, I have a special place in my heart for this population as a Counselor, Advocate and Trainer.

My mission is to find your hidden potential, and give you all of the necessary tools to help you develop and grow.

NeQueela Deas-Blanton, Owner



“Change the way you look at things; and, the way you look at things, will change.”

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35 Church St S., Suite 106
Concord, Cabarrus County 28025


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