We can help you improve your life today…

Find Direction with Strategies For Life, LLC.Increase Your Life Satisfaction:  Feel Healthy, Grounded and In Control of Your Life.

Resolve Relationship Challenges:  Be More Connected to the people you care about.

Transition Through Life Changes Skillfully: Learn How to handle the puddles and potholes life sends your way

Deal with Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings, or Anger: Learn strategies for coping with and getting off that emotional roller coaster

Life can feel difficult to manage when you are struggling with the effects of trauma. Trauma can come from wartime experiences, but it is also comes from a history of abuse, sexual abuse, work injuries, accidents, chaotic families and other life events. During the  pandemic many are feeling traumatized by the life events, isolation and changes to daily routings and increased demands.

Grief, Bereavement, and Loss: Stop hurting. Move through major life losses with acceptance and understanding of sorrow while becoming engaged in your life again.

Find resolution to LGBTQ Concerns: Sexual or Gender Identity, Coming Out: Youth & Later Life, Transgender Concerns, Rural Cultural Conflicts, Emotional Conflicts.

I hope you are well. As the state opens up, I am continuing to offer services via telehealth. Sometimes also called distance counseling, these are services conducted via video and telephone.
We want to be a source of healing, health and life fulfillment. Strategies For Life is here for you.  Many people are anxious and want someone to talk to about their worries, concerns and fears. Whether it’s for a few sessions to manage feelings of stress or for more in-depth services to help with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, bereavement and loss or other issues, we are still here to help.
I would like you to know that we are both qualified and prepared to meet your needs throught these alternate methods of delivery. I hold the BC-TMH (Board Certified Telemental Health Provider) certification for providing services. This means I am trained and certified to be able to provide services in a helpful and competent manner using video and phone.
Some additional information that might be helpful, we continue to accept most insurances and paperwork is now being sent via email or can be completed online to make getting started easy and quick. Also, we use the Zoom platform, a free secure application that you can use on your laptop or phone. You can download it here: https://zoom.us/download

Strategies For Life Counseling utilizes Evidence based research, therapies, and interventions. These interventions are proven effective in providing the help you are looking for to heal or to grow. We utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapies and others and integrate those with Talk Therapies and Mindfulness to form the cornerstone of helping resolve emotional disturbance, teach skills and strategies and improve your sense of mental well being.

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Find Help with Strategies For Life, LLCService types fall into several major categories: Individual, Couples/Relationship, Family and Group.

Each area addresses different needs and goals. These services may however overlap in content areas. For instance, if a client comes in and their concern is their relationship with someone else, then services may start with addressing individual challenges and move to family or couples sessions that address relationship issues between you and the other person, when appropriate and desired.

Individual:  to address issues interfering with your ability to feel happy and fulfilled in all areas of your life. Some areas that we specialize in are anxiety, depression, mood swings, codependent behaviors, substance abuse issues,  stress managementPTSD, trauma history, grief, loss, bereavement and recapturing & redefining your life after a major life change.

Couples/Marital/Relationship: Couples sometimes need assistance with resolving conflict, improving communication, reconnecting with each other. The areas that create the most frequent conflict are communication, working as partners, sex, infidelity and parenting. Our goal is assist the clients with resolving problems and working on areas that need improvement. When necessary, the couple may seek assistance with decisions about how to leave a relationship in a way that takes care of the individuals emotionally and seeks to mediate disagreements.

Family: Families often find themselves at crossroads with issues that cause conflict, friction and emotional distress. Some issues that family therapy addresses include improving communication, limits & boundaries, clear expectations, family roles, and learning fair ways to resolve conflicts that arise.

Group: Group services address a specific concern like substance abuse recovery, codependent behaviors and LGBTQ support. If you are seeking support, information and resolution of challenges in these specific areas, then group may benefit you. Visit the Groups page to find out more about the groups currently offered and to learn how to become part of a group.



LGBTQ counselorStrategies For Life is an affirming counseling center. Therapists are LGBTQ Competency certified to address the specific needs and concerns of those seeking assistance with resolving concerns around LGBTQ issues. These issues may include sexuality and sexual identity, gender identity, and transitioning dysphoria, relationship issues, coming out in rural Georgia, coming out later in life, anxiety, depression and emotional distress.

We are lifetime members of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource and the only certified affirming counselors in the Cartersville area.