Dr. Alison Cook is a psychologist, podcast host, and the author of two books, including her new book, The Best of You (Thomas Nelson 2022) and Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson, 2018). For 20 years, Alison has helped women, ministry leaders, couples, and families learn how to heal painful emotions, develop confidence from the inside out, forge healthy relationships, and fully live out their God-given potential.
Dr. Alison Cook is a psychologist and writer who empowers women to heal from past wounds, develop a strong sense of self, forge healthy relationships with others, and experience a loving God who is for them. Her weekly email reaches more than 50,000 people each week. She specializes in bringing faith and psychology together to create real change in people's lives.
Her first book, Boundaries for Your Soul, is a faith-based adaptation of the fast growing, evidence-based Internal Family System (IFS) model of therapy. It provides a step-by-step approach to managing emotions in partnership with God.
Prior to her work in counseling, Alison was a congressional aid on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and taught at Phillips Exeter Academy, Denver Seminary, and the Wyoming State Girls’ School for adjudicated teens. Some of Alison’s most valuable life lessons were discovered while stage acting as a hobby.
Originally from Wyoming, Alison studied at Dartmouth College (BA), Denver Seminary (MA), and the University of Denver (PhD),. Alison’s doctoral dissertation centered on the relationship between religion and prejudice. She is certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy.
“Personal growth requires that we create healthy boundaries for our internal world, just as we are to do in our interpersonal relationships. Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller have written a very helpful, engaging and practical book on how to accomplish this process.”
New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries and founder of The Townsend Institute