Right now, you may feel frustrated with the problems in your relationship. Perhaps you feel disconnected, dissatisfied, misunderstood, hurt, or lonely. Maybe you are struggling with something that happened in the past, but your relationship has never felt the same since. Even if you have never tried couples counseling before, you may have reached the point where something needs to change in your relationship
You can experience real connection and lasting happiness in your relationship—Gottman Method couples counseling can help.
Hi, my name is Stephanie Cook, and I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and owner of Counseling ATL, LLC, a small counseling practice. I am the first and only certified Gottman Couples Therapist in the state of Georgia. I appreciate this opportunity to share with you more information about me and my counseling practice.
With 13 years of clinical experience working in the mental health field, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of concerns. I completed a two-year clinical fellowship at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, where I provided counseling to students, faculty, employees, and their families. While working at Ridgeview Institute, a psychiatric and addiction treatment program, I provided therapy and education for adolescents and their families.
In my counseling practice, we exclusively offer counseling to couples only. I also teach quarterly couples workshops, based on the research by the Gottman Institute, as well as continuing education for therapists, and speaking engagements to groups of all kinds. I'm passionate about helping couples create better relationships by providing the most updated, effective, and evidence-based methods of counseling available.
I currently have a very limited availability due to a very full practice, and will not take new clients until August 2018; however, I am pleased to provide reduced cost couples counseling on the evenings and weekends, thanks to our counseling internship partnership with Mercer University.
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a research-based form of couples therapy, which is highly structured and goal-oriented, and is designed to help couples increase intimacy, better manage conflict, and build healthy, lasting relationships. All counselors working at Counseling ATL have completed levels 1 and 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, and continue to receive specialized supervision.
- Pre-Commitment and Premarital Counseling
- We regularly offer Saturday workshops for couples based on the decades of empirically-based research by the Gottman Institute: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
About Our Counseling Interns
In collaboration with the Mercer University Marriage and Family Therapy program, Counseling ATL, LLC, is pleased to offer high quality, reduced cost couples counseling to the community. Jessica Settle, Lindsey Coltraine, David Blanchard, our current graduate counseling interns under the supervision of Mercer University, are currently taking couples as new clients. Their availability can be viewed through the online client portal.
They offer counseling for couples with convenient daytime, evening, and weekend hours on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All three interns have completed the advanced Gottman Method Couples therapy training (both levels 1 and 2). Schedule your first session (80 minutes) with any of our interns through the online client portal.
Our counseling office is located in the Poncey-Highland, an in-town neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, which is centrally located near Midtown, Morningside, Virginia Highlands, Little 5 Points, Grant Park, Emory University, and Decatur.
QUESTIONS? Let's talk
We offer free initial 15 minute consultations by phone; we can discuss your goals and answer any questions you may have about our counseling services and how we can help you.
Don't Wait...Get Started Today!
Get started today by scheduling your initial appointment or consultation online through my online scheduling portal!
We look forward to working with you!
- Stephanie Cook, LCSW
FEELING OVERWHELMED? NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW?
If you are in crisis, or someone you care about is in a crisis, and you would like to talk to a trained professional immediately, please call any of the following hotlines: