We can help you improve your life today…
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
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.
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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Service 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 management, PTSD, 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.
Strategies 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.