My name is Ashley Cook and I have been practicing since 2010. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. From there, I decided to further my education and attended Kansas State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am fully licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#201730), a Licensed Professional Counselor (#68241), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#11707). Since graduating with my master’s degree in 2010, I have worked in various settings including residential dual-diagnosis treatment for adolescents and young adults, residential dual-diagnosis treatment for adults, acute inpatient hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment, and now private practice. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, shame-reduction, grief/loss, but also have extensive experience working with addiction. While these are my specialities, I have also had extensive training and experience working with adolescents and adults presenting with various mental-health issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia. Additionally, I have worked with a multitude of families struggling with various difficult seasons in life from infidelity to parenting to other dysfunctional patterns that have created difficulties for the individuals apart of the family system.
On a personal note, I am happily married and have two sons that are 9 and 17-years-old. In our free time, we are often found doing something fun and active as a family, including going to and sometimes even participating in sporting events, playing games like "Clue", or sitting on a patio enjoying each others' company (if the weather is nice). I also have two dogs (a white pug named Penny and a chihuahua named Marley) that I occasionally bring to the office if they are on their best behavior :)