Maya Cook, M.A.
Maya Cook, M.A. (Extern), is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at George
Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and parent skills training to a variety of clients of different ages and backgrounds through positions at the Meltzer Center for Psychological and Community-Based Services and Whole Bear Care: Primary Behavioral Health Services at Children’s National Hospital. She approaches treatment from a holistic lens in order to understand how factors such as identity, family dynamics, community and peer influences, and individual and societal values impact each client, and draws upon evidence based cognitive-behavioral treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in order to help her clients reach their goals. She believes the most important aspect of therapy is creating a warm, welcoming environment that clients not only feel safe opening up in, but also feel safe challenging themselves to work through difficult emotions and past traumas in order to help them feel fulfilled. Her clinical interests include ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders, and she especially enjoys working with adolescents and teens as they navigate their individual identity development. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her dog, Arya, taking group fitness classes, and exploring new restaurants in D.C.
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