Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a doctorate in management and three Master degrees (counseling, religion, ministry), but I also hold a passion for help people who feel lost, broken, abandoned, anxious, or traumatized. I am deeply concerned for the well being of marriages and have lots of experience dealing with couples including those surviving infidelity. I also am a Certified Family Trauma Professional and trained in approaches that help treat trauma. Moreover, as a chaplain I am well acquainted with grief and loss including the loss of a child. My counseling approach is integrative, using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Constructivist, Solution-Focused, mindfulness, family systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I tend to be analytical and curious. I also try to make the experience fun when I can!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching, ADHD
LMFT #202992 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Does a phenomenal job helping with whatever situation you’re dealing with. I’ve been in contact with Dr. VanHook for a month and enjoyed every session we had. He’s given me some many tools and advice to get over my obstacles.
So far, I think that Dr. VanHook is awesome. He’s really helping me through my anxiety and stress, and after just two weeks I feel like I’m already retaining a lot
Attentive and insightful are the best words to describe Dr. Vanhook. In the beginning of my sessions I admit I had a lot of baggage, but 4 months in, I feel I’m in a way better place thanks to God and him.
I have grown to become a better person. I thank him for that.
Dr. Vanhook is definitely seasoned with his years in therapy. He was quick to diagnose my issue within the 1st 10 mins of us chatting. He is to the point...and sends helpful tools to refer back to.
Dr. VanHook has been very patient, supportive and informative with me. I greatly appreciated his calm demeanor when it was time for me to share intimate details of my past that I have never shared with anyone. I can’t thank him enough for creating such a safe environment for me to finally take down my walls.
Very knowledgeable in helping people get to the healthy place in there lives.
He’s just fantastic. Enough said. I have high standards.
I just want to say thank you, really. I'm living better than I have in years, maybe even a decade. I'm finally healing old wounds and smashing through milestones, and you've played and integral role in my getting there. So thank you. :)
Dr. VanHook continues to help me improve as I move beyond my season of trauma. He is so patient with me and truly is selfless in his care for me.
His encouragement and assurance makes every day easier than the last.
I can feel myself improving!
He is amazing. I highly recommend his services!
Dr. Vanhook really expanded my way of thinking, as I deal with anxiety and my depression.
It has been a pleasure working with Dr. VanHook. Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and an all-round great guy.
He is a good listener and solution finder.
Great counselor willing to do both video and messaging and is reasonably quick to reply. He also knows what he’s talking about and gives you helpful resources.
Dr VanHook responded very quickly to my first communication, assuring that he was there for me. His manner is of genuine caring and concern. He has given me ‘tools’ to help understand and change my unwanted behavior. I believe he is a Christian, helping others in a very appropriate fashion. I would be glad to recommend Dr.VanHook for his services.
I really like Dr. Van Hook. He is kind and compassionate and very calm.
Dr. Van Hook has been very helpful to me. He responds quickly. He is understanding and gives practical advice and gives his experience as a Christian. The scriptures he would share were comforting.
I would feel confident in using Dr. Van Hook again.
Dr. Van Hook is amazing. He’s a great listener, offers wonderful advice, communicates with me more as a friend rather than a doctor. He shows concern for my well being which makes me feel safe, like I can tell him anything. He’s a great guy and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with anything going on in their life.
Dr. Van Hook has been truly inspirational and amazing! I am one not to seek outside help for my problems but I have hit a major crossroad in my life and needed this help. Once I was partnered with Dr. Van Hook he was quick to engage and be a moral and supportive individual. I enjoy our conversations as he will give you different ways to mentally process different situations and thoughts. Thank you Dr. Van Hook for your continued help!