Elease Cook, LMSW

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About

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.

Experience

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

Specialties

  • BIPOC in higher education

  • Older adults

  • Life transitions

  • Mindfulness and meditation

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Bibliotherapy

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming