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Ann Cook

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner

Ann Cook
Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience:
Location: 
Apple Valley Clinic

Service: 
Outpatient Therapy
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School-Based Mental Health Services
Undergraduate School: University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Degree: BA in Psychology
Graduate School: St. Mary's University
Graduate Degree: MA in Counseling and Psychological Services
Clinical Interests:

I work with children and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety and behavioral issues. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions or adults with mental health concerns that are impacting their ability to manage day to day life.

Clinical Approach:

My therapeutic approach integrates a variety of interventions dependent on where a client is at and what their needs are. I believe that everyone encompasses the inner strength and resiliency that is needed for healing, and I am here as a guide to help you tap into those resources. Helping clients on the path of self-exploration and personal growth takes time and understanding. Building a therapeutic alliance shapes the course for therapy and reveals the client's ultimate goals. I use various clinical approaches during therapy, depending on the needs and goals of each client on their journey toward wellness. I tend to incorporate aspects of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and taking relaxing nature walks.

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