Professional

I am a New York State licensed clinical social worker with experience working with individuals (12 years and older), couples and families. I also work with creative professionals in the advertising, marketing and tech worlds to prevent burnout, increase job satisfaction and enhance personal relationships. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and my Bachelor's Degree from The Evergreen State College. I am a life coach with training in the Mentor Coach program. I am also trained in Relational Psychoanalysis through the Stephen Mitchell Center in New York City and in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute. I am a member of the Dutchess County Mental Hygiene Board and chair the Chemical Dependency Subcommittee. I also work as a mental health evaluator in the Psychiatric Emergency Room at Health Alliance Hospital in
Kingston, NY.

 

Personal

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived there most of my life. I had several
exciting careers before training to become a counselor and therapist. I worked for many years in advertising as a writer and creative director.
I've also been a photographer and entrepreneur. I am the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to produce an oral history
of my childhood neighborhood of Brighton Beach. My photos appear in The Soviet Jewish Americans, Jews of Brooklyn and We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now. My photographs of Newburgh NY were recently published in the Guardian. I am also the founder of Abandoned Hudson Valley.  

 

I believe passionately in the power of creativity to express what can be difficult to express, and our work together will be informed by this belief.

In any given session we may move from psychology and neurobiology to poetry and hip hop... No subject is off limits! I love doing this work and
very much look forward to the pleasure of working with new clients 
from diverse backgrounds.

 

Creative

Feel free to have a peek at my photography by visiting photos.lizcooke.com

 

​© 2020 Liz Cooke

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