Winter in north Georgia. Cold or rainy or unpredictable weather outside the window, and the relief or let-down of the frenzied holiday season behind us. There's something about the beginning of a new year that invites change in our lives. Often it's viewed as new possibilities and opportunities, but it can also be a time of anxiety (stress, pressure to embrace unrealistic resolutions, school resuming after a welcome break, swimsuit season on the horizon), loss (another year gone), regret (oh, we never got around to that...), depression (it's going to be cold and dark and I'll be stuck inside), being overwhelmed by the prospect of a new year and what you "should" do in the next 12 months, 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 positive 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 therapeutic 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.