EMILY COOKSEY, MSW, LCSW, CADC


Therapist

Pronouns: She/They
Locations: Andersonville, Loop & via Telehealth
Language(s) I Speak: English

Not Accepting New Clients

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Addiction, Alcohol Use & Substance Use
  • ADHD, Autism & Neurodivergence
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Behavioral Issues, Emotional Disturbance & Teen Violence
  • Chronic Illness, Pain & HIV / AIDS
  • Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood & Personality Disorders
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

PHILOSOPHY

Sometimes, our responses to life circumstances may not be conducive to finding long-term joy, authenticity, or connection. Our experiences are stored in both our minds and bodies, and expressed through both as well. Between a wide array of clinical approaches and your lifetime of lived experiences, my aim is to work collaboratively with you in reaching your goals, and to craft a therapeutic environment where you feel safe to be your most authentic self.

THERAPY WITH ME

I work to build a strong therapeutic relationship through honest communication, humor, and unconditional positive regard. I focus on holistic wellness, and like to include somatic and mindfulness techniques to ensure we are addressing your needs in their entirety. My approach seeks to create a space to process your experiences, find the combination of techniques that fits your unique experience, and assist in crafting new responses that will bring about a greater sense of life satisfaction.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Licenses: 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License No. 149025675)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Credential No. 35250)

Degrees:

  • Master of Social Work, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Wisconsin Platteville

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Premarital, Separation/Divorce)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Body-Mind Psychotherapy (BMP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Holistic Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness Based Interventions, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy.

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS