Elease Cook, LMSW

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.

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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 bridge 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 St. Alban’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities, and New River Valley Community Services as a Clinician for Assertive Community Treatment.

In my free time I enjoy reading books by marginalized authors, and playing with my dog Blossom.

Education & Licensure

  • Radford University- Master of Social Work (2020)

  • Virginia LMSW License Number : 0903003525

Specialties

  • BIPOC in higher education

  • Older Adults

  • Life transitions

  • Mindfulness and Meditation 

  • Individuals with Disabilities

  • Bibliotherapy 

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming