My name is Dr. Justin Cook and I am a licensed professional counselor and counselor supervisor
for the stat of Missouri. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University
and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Arkansas. I provide
counseling for individuals and couples from a humanistic and relationship approach. There are many reasons that people find themselves in need of help. I believe that people have a desire for their lives to be better, but many times are unsure of how to reach those goals. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health needs, or have experienced trauma in your life reaching out for help is the first step toward a better life. If you need someone to talk to that is empathetic, compassionate, and well educated in a variety of mental health needs, then I can help. I believe in your abilities, your strength, and your goals. I believe that the counseling relationship is just that, a relationship where we work together to help you move to a life where you want to be.
Along with traditional counseling services I also work with individuals, couples, and groups using adventure therapy. Adventure therapy includes experiential methods that often includes natural setting to kinesthetically engage clients in affective, cognitive, and behavioral ways to address goals and concerns of clients. Some methods include hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, and mindfulness practices. The use of adventure therapy can create new ways of coping, self-esteem, use of metaphor, and somatic experiences that help clients engage in their lives, struggles, and successes in new and different ways. I have worked in team building and leadership training with adults and adolescents since 2001.
Dr. Justin Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor
Stat of Missouri License #2018023421 Exp: 06/2023
State of Missouri
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Arkansas 2018
Masters in Counseling
Missouri State University 2015
Tamara is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Julia
Dooley, MA, RPT, LPC #2015035429. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Child and Family
Studies, from Northwest Missouri State University, and has obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Missouri Baptist University.
Tamara currently works as a Therapeutic Foster Care Case Manager at Great Circle, working with youth in the foster care system who have experienced trauma. Tamara has 2 years of experience in working with youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has 5 years’ experience working with youth who have elevated mental health and behavioral health needs (ages 5-20). Tamara has a special interest in continuing to work with youths to young adults and incorporating play/art into sessions.
Tamara likes to take a Person-Centered approach, along with Cognitive Behavioral approach, and works collaboratively with clients to reach their counseling goals. Tamara believes that each person has the potential to be their best selves, so long as they think it, believe it, and act on it. Tamara will work with clients on taking on different perspectives and changing thought processes/patterns.
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
Masters in Counseling
Missouri Baptist University 2020
Under Supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, RPT, LPC
Supervisors License #
Stat of Missouri License #2015035429
Vanessa is currently awaiting her PLPC license to be verified by the State Board. Vanessa is
under the direct supervision of Dr. Justin Cook. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Tarleton State University.
Vanessa's counseling philosophy centers around authenticity, awareness and acceptance, finding meaning, and empowering clients with practical skills and evidence-based techniques to live a more intentional life.
She has worked with adolescents, both neurotypical and neurodivergent, those with behavior disorders, developmental disabilities, and suicidal ideation, children who experienced sexual abuse and their caregivers, and women who experienced sexual assault.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, past trauma, or are feeling lost and disconnected, your experience is valid, and she is here to support you on your journey towards growth and healing. If you are ready to take the first step, please reach out to schedule a session. Now scheduling nights and weekends.
Counselor In Training (CIT)
Masters in Counseling
Tarleton State University 2015
Under Supervision of Dr. Justin Cook, Ph.D., LPC