Angela Cook-Hoekwater

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Angela Cook-Hoekwater Photo

About Me


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and LGBT. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, including sexual, trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Depression , Coaching , Blended Family Issues , Domestic Violence , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Posttraumatic Stress

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401011230 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

The daunting nature of finding the right counselor was a huge reason I put off therapy for so long. But the speed at which I felt comfortable with Angela made those previous fears seem pretty silly. She's attentive, intuitive and honest in the most nonjudgemental way. Angela also has an excellent ability to decipher stream of consciousness ramblings before I can even attempt to apologize for the nonsense. Feels good to be heard. She has my endorsement, that's for sure.

Written by B.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

It's early days, but happy so far with Angela's ability to listen and empathise and also keep in touch with me on a regular basis.

Written by M.E. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Angela has been a godsend for me during this really difficult time in my life. The thing I love about her is that she just lets me ramble and talk and after I'm finished she takes a short pause and then reflects on what I said. I absolutely love speaking to her each week and I always look forward to it because I always end the call feeling much better than I did before. I would highly recommend Angela to anybody who was willing to have someone listen to them and help them through any situation they're having difficulty with. Thank you Angela!

Written by N.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Super knowledgable and understanding of you’re issues quite easily. Very compassionate, honest and really gets to know you’re problems that you went to work on.

Written by L.E. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Angela made me feel comfortable to talk about whatever came to mind, there was no judgement from her side which is great.

I always felt better after our sessions, and even if i was just ranting, i felt better to rant to someone professional that can guide me through emotions and thoughts.

It was a good experience, definitely would recommend to a friend.

Written by B.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angela was really nice and was so attentive and caring. She was super helpful and provided really good care for me.

Written by K.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Angela is beyond wonderful and I’m forever grateful for her. I got in touch with her at a difficult juncture and she helped me build the confidence to initiate positive changes in my life and relationship. She’s relatable, kind, and like a friend, a smart and empowering one. I’m in a much better place now because of our weekly talks and will absolutely return to her if needed. Thanks again, Angela

Written by L.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Angela for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Angela helped me recover and heal from a sexual assault experience. She helped me learn the tools to manage my anxiety and I’ve grown exponentially during my 2 years working with her. She is skilled and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her for anyone seeking mental health treatment.

Written by G.L. on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Angela has helped me through a few stressful periods of my life in a short period of time. She is empathetic, genuine, kind and I feel comfortable opening up to her from day one. She has help give me more clarity around my self identify and I’m in a much better head space compared to when we first met. Thank you Angela for being so amazing.

Written by C.H. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Angela is an excellent therapist, she’s professional and easy to talk to .

Written by K.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Angela for 10 months. She has experience and expertise on what tools to draw on in different situations. I have found her extraordinarily aware and competent at discussing issues related to culture and families.

Written by G.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

For years I have sought help and I have never Found the answers or any kind of clarity that I had hoped for. I spoke to Angela for three weeks and we identified the cause of my issues and it was a huge relief. She is very understanding and supportive and a pleasure to speak with and the appearance of her kitty cats always make the session that little more positive. Thank you Angela

Written by L.I. on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 1 month

She has been helping me through one of the toughest situations I’ve ever had to go through.

Written by M.I. on May 17, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Excellent and compassionate.

Written by P.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have found Angela to be a very good listener and a supportive counselor who offers different perspectives and a variety of resources to assist with issues I have discussed with her. Working with Angela was very useful and am I thankful to have had this time to work through things thoroughly and thoughtfully.

Written by H.. on Feb 17, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Angela is insightful and kind. She has helped me a lot through her patience and support to improve my quality of life. She understands me when no one else does.

Written by C.O. on Jan 05, 2020 after therapy with Angela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Angela has a stability about her that I have been leaning into. She is insightful and fully in my corner. I love knowing our video sessions are weekly, and I would do longer sessions if I could. Since we started working together (4-5 weeks ago), I have become more clear and stable in what was a rocky time. Thank you, Angela.

P.S. Also, Angela has cats that sometimes make an appearance on the video, and that's pretty damn cute. :)

Written by E.V. on Dec 14, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Angela has a really gentle and direct way of dealing with me that I really appreciate.

Written by M.A. on Nov 10, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Angela is a great listener but is also great at asking those difficult questions in order to try and help you understand yourself better or the problem/situation.

Written by B.A. on Oct 14, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 4 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Angela has been a great help tp me. She is quick to respond to my messages, flexible in scheduling our sessions and no matter what topic I want to discuss, I feel that I can always rely on her expertise. Also, the material she sends me is very helpful.

Written by C.H. on Jul 30, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Angela has been amazing and so understanding. I would definitely recommend her as a counselor.

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Angela is a very kind and accepting person. She supported me in the process of better understanding the relationship dynamics in my life. She strikes the right balance of validating and challenging one’s perspective of a given situation. My feelings were always understood, and she was culturally sensitive to the way that my mindset could be different. However, that did not stop her from providing with the right guidance. I overall felt very comfortable with Angela and can only recommend her, particularly for relationship dynamics with parents and partners - which was a major topic during our therapy.

Written by A.L. on May 02, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Angela is very warm and very intelligent. I am learning and healing so much from her sessions. Highly recommend her! Thank you.

Written by S.A. on Mar 10, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Angela is a sweet lady, she responds fast and she understands you and respects you. She even supports in everything you do and always has answers and ways to guide you. Highly recommended

Written by C.H. on Mar 07, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

From the first session I had with Angela, I felt at ease and comfortable. She’s very knowledgeable and down to earth, it made it easier to open up and talk about some very personal issues.

Written by L.U. on Jan 17, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Angela has been a fantastic support and it has been really nice to speak to some one who is not judgmental.

I would highly recommend her. I can she understands where I am coming from.

Written by H.Y. on Jan 15, 2019 after therapy with Angela for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I like her approach in therapy. She is warm, caring, supportive, gentle and focuses on the positive but also offer realistic solutions. I find her therapy helpful.

Written by K.A. on Dec 31, 2018 after therapy with Angela for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues

I had a couple of sessions with Angela while I was going through a difficult time and she was a wonderful help. She quickly made me feel comfortable and able to open up. In just a couple of sessions we were able to get a lot more clarity on some issues around my relationship with my partner and it was a relief to talk to someone who seemed to understand the situation quickly and was able to offer some good insight. I would recommend Angela for anyone who appreciates straight talking and compassionate input to help them figure things out. Thanks a million for your valuable support Angela!

Written by A.N. on Dec 30, 2018 after therapy with Angela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Gives great advice and is easily accessible

Written by T.E. on Nov 08, 2018 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angela has been very supportive and understanding of my pain from breaking up with my boy friend and dealing with family issues. We are slowly unraveling whats going on with my relationship towards my family and slowing regaining my confidence after the break up. I am missing messaging a bit but we do talk once a week and when the break up was final we spoke twice in a week which was really nice of her. She has had a few issues with connection on reaching her but only a few times. I am very pleased to have meet Angela and I appreciate her advice and the time she takes to listen to me

Written by E.L. on Oct 13, 2018 after therapy with Angela for 4 days

Angela Cook-Hoekwater is great to talk to. Very understanding and helpful. She always responded very quickly. I’m glad I could talk to her.

Written by D.E. on Sep 06, 2018 after therapy with Angela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Angela is always there to listen and is quick to respond when she can. She always makes sure to schedule one weekly hour long chat so you can vent everything and get it off your chest and she just talks to you like a friend would. It never seems clinical with her, its always friend to friend :)