Therapist Profile

Name:
Leslee D. Cook, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone:
(310) 617-2577
Location:
3231 Ocean Park Blvd #124 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone:
(310) 617-2577
Website:
License Number
LMFT12151
Practicing Since:
1979
Additional Licenses:
MFC

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have helped clients liberate themselves from life's contradictions and paradoxes. I help clients understand their childhood patterns of thoughts and actions that make them unhappy. I help my client's see the interaction between the mind, body and spirit. Consequently, I stress how diet, exercise, and meditation reduce the stressors in life. I use different approaches to help my various clients. However, I strongly favor the "Cognitive-Behavioral" approach. Faulty thinking patterns are molded from childhood experiences. Utilizing the Cognitive-Behavioral approach, together we change the negative thoughts that often control behavior. By using new thought patterns as well as new coping behavioral strategies the client decreases if not eliminates harmful feelings and behaviors that make them unhappy, experience low self-esteem or anxiety. The C.B. approach has been highly effective for anxiety and depression. I have counseled physically and learning disabled college students for over 25 years. I am also fluent in American Sign Language.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Daytime and Evenings
Services
Also available in Malibu, California
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Educational Psychology, C.S.U.N., 1978

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Couples
Creative Solutions
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Pain Management
Persons With Disabilities
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Languages Spoken
Sign
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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