JENNA COOK, M.Ed
Licensed Professional Counselor & National Certified Counselor
Available for In-Person, Virtual Individual Therapy, or EF Coaching
My work as a therapist is centered around helping young people find what they need for navigating life. While my work encompasses ages 8ish to 28ish, I primarily work with middle and high schoolers. I specialize in anxiety and ADHD, specifically the emotional and self-esteem components of executive functioning struggles. I have a special interest in and skill for working with intellectually and artistically gifted folks that have a hard time finding feelings of connectedness, purpose, success, or confidence.
I work with elementary-aged children on developing routines that work for the whole family and focus a great deal on teaching parents how to provide a structure that works to motivate the “unmotivated” child. I work with middle and high school students in areas such as executive functioning, distress tolerance, social skills, emotion regulation, and developing the overall skills essential to resilience and independence. I partner with many college-aged young adults as they navigate dating (including online dating and LGBTQ+ relationships,) career goals and uncertainties, sexuality and gender exploration, religious trauma, anxiety, depression, "perfectionism" and "people-pleasing."
My approach is rooted in person-centered therapy, with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT,) and solution-focused therapy. My personal and professional mission is to meet you wherever you are with empathy, authenticity, and non-judgment to process and problem-solve in a way that works for you. I aim to create a space where you feel welcomed, heard and supported and walk away with tools you can use now and beyond.
Prior to choosing a career in counseling, I worked in numerous roles in the summer camp setting. From leading fun and growth-filled games for children to facilitating powerful team-building activities for high-schoolers and college students, these experiences instilled in me a passion for human growth and connection through shared experiences. I continue to love the outdoors, as well as creating and discovering art, exploring new restaurants, and sharing adventures with my husband—whom I met at summer camp—and our German Shephard mix, Reya!
I completed my undergraduate degree in Family Studies with a Psychology minor and my Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.