Gabby Cook, LLMSW, MA
I believe in empowering individuals to take control of their health. I have a deep belief in the ability for you to overcome difficulties. As a therapist, I believe, you are the expert in your experience and it is my role to provide a safe, understanding, and non-judgemental space for you to heal, grow, and move into a new way of being and feeling. But that doesn’t mean you have to figure everything out on your own–we will work together. I am here to support you in your healing journey. Collaboratively, we will set goals on both what you want to achieve and things that you want to rid from your life.
Burying or ignoring our pain may feel like the only way we can move past them. In reality, painful things that happen to us can continue to impact our ability to maintain and develop healthy relationships, as well as our overall physical and mental health. Difficult circumstances may even alter the way we view ourselves and the world around us; making us seem like we aren’t “worthy” or a “good person.” I am here to help you regain the sense of who you want to be in the world and to free yourself of negative views of yourself. You are meant to thrive and I am here to support you until you get to where you want to be.
Maybe you don’t know what you want to do with your life at this point. Perhaps a relationship has gone sour, you found out that the degree you received or the job you have is not what you want. Therapy can help you figure out your next steps and change the path you have been on.
I have experience working with both men and women of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In addition, I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and childhood trauma. I have a great deal of passion for working with people who want to boost their self-esteem. I have a great deal of knowledge on how to help resolve intimacy issues in relationships and also with one’s self. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. I have a strong conviction to help serve the LGBTQ+ community as well as experience and resources.
Gabby Cook, LLMSW, is a therapist serving all of Michigan through online telehealth therapy. Gabby is a white, cis-gendered woman that uses she/her pronouns. Gabby is a graduate of Michigan State University and has a Master of Social Work degree with a certificate program in Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment. Gabby provides individual counseling and therapy from a trauma-informed lens for adults. Her therapeutic experience has mostly focused on Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Gabby’s counseling approach is rooted in evidence-based interventions utilizing a strengths-based approach in addition to behavioral interventions and mindfulness practices.