Elease Cook, LMSW
I enjoy working with clients through pivotal life transitions such as entering higher education, new relationships, new careers, and end-of-life.
I utilize a person-centered, holistic approach and aid clients in building support systems within their lived communities. Through my lived experience, I hope I can empower fellow marginalized individuals to seek therapy and improve their quality of life.
I am a two-time graduate of Radford University. While living and working in rural environments for five years, I have learned how to navigate and connect individuals with community resources.
I have worked in multiple higher education institutions, including the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Radford University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia. I have enjoyed my experiences as a social work intern at both Carilion Clinic Saint Albans Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities, and as a Clinician for Assertive Community Treatment at New River Valley Community Services.
In my free time I enjoy reading books by marginalized authors and playing with my dog, Blossom.
Education & Licensure
Radford University, MSW, 2020
Virginia LMSW License Number: 0903003525
BIPOC in higher education
Mindfulness and meditation
Individuals with disabilities