Samantha Cook PsyD

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Title

Staff Psychologist

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Education

B.S. Psychology, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Predoctoral Internship, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Canton, OH

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health-Trauma Focused Day Treatment, Canton, OH

Professional Interests

My interests range from working in therapy with students who are managing presenting concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, phase of life transitions, and relationship issues. In addition, I am passionate about helping students identify diagnostic clarification and resources via assessment services. It is rewarding to help students and their families identify resources and strategies to manage and clarify symptoms.

Approach to Therapy

My therapeutic approach involves personal validation and acceptance. Clients are the experts on their own lives and I utilize a collaborative relationship within therapy and assessment. In therapy I utilize strategies from a mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral approach, Dialectical-Behavior approach, and humanistic techniques.

Approach to Wellness

I believe that mental health issues are a vital part of managing wellness. Our minds and bodies are interconnected. My approach to helping clients incorporates taking care of your mental and physical health so that you feel your best and are able to overcome the stressful obstacles in everyday life.In addition, I believe that when working with a client it is important to consider the whole person including all aspects of that person. This might include personal characteristics, cultural experiences, and personal life experiences.

Other Activities

I am an independently licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Ohio. I am a member of the Ohio Psychological Association. I am a perpetual learner. In my free time I like to experience history, visit local museums, zoos, and arts performances. I enjoy spending time with my family. I am the mother of a busy 2 year-old with whom I love to walk and play outside.