Dr. Cook has dedicated his life journey to helping those who suffer to find healing, growth, and empowerment. Over the years Dr. Cook has learned the strength of tapping into intuition and compassion to create a safe space for clients to do the work they need to do. It is his belief that when clients feel safe, they are more able to explore the underpinnings of their beliefs and life challenges.
Dr. Cook believes that in most cases, a person’s beliefs, behavior, and emotions generally make sense, and while they may not be beneficial for the individual or couple, they do make sense. A part of the healing process is understanding this, and then beginning the process of identifying needs, wants and desires that most often go unmet and at times, unrecognized.
Often times, the experience of shame, or the felt sense that a person is not good enough or doesn’t matter gets in the way of deepening relationships with self and other. Utilizing the theoretical approach known as Intersubjective Systems Theory (a blend of psychoanalytic, narrative, and family systems theory) Dr. Cook has helped many individuals, couples, and families to find the healing they long for.
- PhD Counseling
Oregon State University
- MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
George Fox University
- Mdiv Theology/Youth and Culture
Denver Theological Seminary
- BA Social Science
University of California, Irvine
State of Oregon, LPC