Late fall in north Georgia. Cool weather at last, changing routines, less down-time - and the demanding presence of the holiday season. There's something about autumn and the coming winter that signals change in our lives. Often it's viewed as new beginnings, but it can also be a time of anxiety (grades, tighter schedules, testing, family dynamics), loss (another year coming to an end, kids away at college or with in-laws), regret (oh, we never got around to that...), depression (it's going to get cold and dark and I'll be stuck inside), being overwhelmed (hallo-giving-kah-mas eve 2017), or any number of emotional reactions to the transitions.
Whatever the causes and the feelings that have your life, your relationships, or your children's behaviors not as you want, greater understanding and more effective approaches can be yours. By being where you are at this moment and visiting my site, you are taking action toward making postive changes in your life and in your relationships.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you build on the strengths you already have, uncover the resources that may have become buried, and introduce and expand new strategies that promote your success. While we can't change the difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapuetic approaches and techniques, we can identify long-standing negative perceptions and behaviors that may be holding you back so you can interrupt those patterns and experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please call 770.883.9728 or email me at elizabeth@ElizabethCookeCounselor.com for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.