Late winter in north Georgia.... Could bring anything from "ugh! it's so grey," to relief that the holiday season is behind you, to heightened pressure to make good on all the resolutions you made, to the racetrack toward the end of the school year with its associated testing and decisions, or to seeing a new year of promise with spring on the horizon. Whatever this time means to you, your relationship, or your family, it is possible that you are experiencing personal reflection and possible changes in your life. Often it's welcomed as new possibilities and opportunities, but it can also be a time of anxiety (stress, pressure to embrace unrealistic expectations, tension brought by too much to do, performance anxiety...), loss (home being empty and feeling lonely or purposeless, something or someone missing), regret (oh, we never got around to that...), depression (I'm supposed to be happy, energized, and re-focused, but I'm not), being overwhelmed by the realties of life and obligations and what you "should" do throughout the year, or any number of emotional reactions to the what's going on.
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.