Dr. Lesa Cook, LCSW - North Carolina Therapist at Grow Therapy

Dr. Lesa Cook

Dr. Lesa Cook


20 years of experience
Solution oriented

Dr. Cook specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused care for individuals, couples, and families. She is an experienced child and family therapist with over 20 years in the field. Dr. Cook provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing mental health challenges related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and various behavioral difficulties. As a nationally certified and rostered Trauma-Focused CBT provider, Dr. Cook is uniquely qualified to treat those affected by a childhood history of abuse and/or neglect. Other areas of specialty include personality disorders, intellectual disabilities and grief/loss therapy. Dr. Cook uses a strengths-based approach that is solution-focused and practical.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we will do introductions, learn about history and do a brief intake evaluation. Treatment goals will be discussed and we will determine what the frequency of sessions needs to be to begin. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about you.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Dr. Cook’s clinical work with children, adolescents, and there families has been highly praised by her clients, peers and family services agencies. She also enjoys working with individuals and couples on healthy relationships and communication skills.

About Dr. Lesa Cook

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My treatment methods

Trauma-Focused CBT

I am rostered and certified nationally as a TF-CBT provider of care. Having worked with victims of Sexual and Physical assault, my practice is focused on identifying the potential traumatic experiences that are contributing to the concerns presenting during treatment.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I believe the client should be an active part of their own treatment process. And I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be very effective in engaging patients in their healing. The skills learned can be used for a lifetime and often provides the client with a feeling of control and understanding regarding their own mental health status.

Couples Counseling

Communication is Key! Teaching couples who are struggling in their relationship to listen to each other and respond constructively is my approach. Practicing love languages and finding time for each other is part of the ongoing work. Couples can learn to reconnect and find the affection and bond once again.

Family Therapy

Having been a child and family therapist for nearly 20 years, the focus of my practice is on finding the dysfunction, improving communication and healing wounds that have resulted from ongoing discord or previous experienced trauma. My methods are practical and CBT based in general.