Dr. Michael Lee Cook, LMFT Michael Lee Cook is a licensed marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselor in private practice at Micah Counseling Services, a parish-based counseling center at St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church. In this ministry, he engages in the therapeutic practice of helping individuals, couples, families, and groups deal with and find effective solutions to the transitions and complexities of life that impact their mental and spiritual well-being and overall functioning.
Michael has extensive clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, family systems theory, and the use of spiritual resources in counseling. His preferred mode of working with clients is grounded in a Narrative Therapy approach. This means that he takes seriously the lived experience (story) of each client and cooperatively works with them to discover internal and external resources to help them work against the problems and challenges that create difficulties in their living. He holds an optimistic view of human nature and resists the urge to pathologize clients by supporting the idea that problems are not in people, but rather people struggle against problems.
Michael completed his Th.D. (summa cum laude) in Pastoral Counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary and his M.Div. from Duke University and serves as an adjunct professor in the area of pastoral theology, care, and counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary. He is also a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
Michael is married to Crystal Wells Cook and they have two wonderful children, Myles and Lauren. He is a Gulf War veteran and an avid runner and golfer.
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