Kelly Cook

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.

I have been a social worker for more than 25 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, childhood sexual assault and substance abuse. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world.

I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday.

I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #17541 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel that Kelly is always there for me because she responds quickly and gives me a lot of positive feedback.

Written by R.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Kelly for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It was a giant step for me to start counseling. I grew up in a house where we didn't talk about our feelings. After a few sessions, it got easier and I began to feel better. My husband said he noticed a good change in me, both my outlook and ability to communicate. This service provided me with an easy way to take that first step. I was always too nervous to speak to a counselor face-to-face, so the chat feature was perfect for me until I was comfortable enough to speak with Kelly over the phone or via video chat. Thanks Kelly, and thanks BetterHelp!