Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with five years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad and I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University in 2016. I believe that all clients should be treated as individuals, but I would consider myself a strengths-based therapist; encouraging my clients to focus on the positives in their lives and the things that are going well for them and not on the things that are not going so well for them. I also utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) techniques when working with clients because I believe that when we are able to change our thinking, we are on the way to making changes in our lives.
I believe that autonomy is important for clients when in therapy and take a person-centered approach, allowing my clients to lead their sessions with me. I believe that therapy is powerful and I love to help people work through their life challenges. Choosing to seek counseling services is a big decision to make, and I applaud you for making the first step in becoming the best version of yourself!
If you send me a message during the day, I will try my best to respond within a few hours. I will respond to any messages received after 6pm on Fridays on Monday morning. In addition to sending me messages in your counseling room, you are also able to book live sessions with me by visiting my schedule and picking a time that works for you.
Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701008728
Charnelle has been wonderful to work with because she is a good listener, asks questions and provides insight to help facilitate issues. Her questions and guidance show me a different perspective on how to deal with issues and a different way of looking at the issue as a whole. She also made sure to get to know me and ask general questions in the beginning instead of jumping straight into giving me advice which I really appreciate. Highly recommend!
Written on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Charnelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Charnelle is very down to earth which makes her easy to talk to.
Written on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Charnelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I’ve done therapy before. And this is the best.
Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Charnelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ms. Cook is a great listener and is very sympathetic. She was reassuring and guided my thought process so that I could make the best decision.
Written on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Charnelle for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Speaking with Charnelle has been a great experience. She is extremely helpful to talk to, I very much appreciate her insights and advice. She is also very responsive with online chats and always follows up with me post conversation via chat. I am thankful for her time and knowledge - therapy available online has been a game changer, and her follow through is admirable.
Written on Mar 31, 2020 after therapy with Charnelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues