Clips From Popular Presentations
Boundaries for Women
Becoming Emotionally & Spiritually Whole
Becoming a Trauma-Informed Community
Background and Certifications:
Dr. Alison specializes in the integration of faith and psychology and has over 20 years of experience working with women, ministry leaders, and for-profit and non-profit executives. She studied at Dartmouth College (BA), Denver Seminary (MA Counseling) and the University of Denver (Joint PhD Psychology and Religion). She is an LMHC and is certified in the Internal Family Systems model of therapy. Alison also has a certificate in spiritual leadership from Leadership Transformations, Inc.
“It requires an immeasurable amount of hard work to become a therapist. It requires an altogether different kind of work—albeit no less rigorous—to become an effective translator of that work for others in a written form that is as accessible and compelling as it is beautiful. But far and away, to do both of these things with grace and vulnerability is a rarely cultivated gift, one that empowers the reader to undergo transformation even in the very act of ingesting what falls upon their eyes. In Alison Cook we have someone who embodies and offers all of these. And with The Best of You she delivers, along with so much goodness and beauty, the best of herself. And when that is what you are receiving—trust me—finding the best of you is just around the corner.”
Curt Thompson, MD
Author of The Soul of Desire and The Soul of Shame
"Alison’s ability to cut through the noise and focus in on the root of a problem is impressive. When working with women and groups, she is caring and also focused. She is relatable and accessible, yet she also knows how to deliver practical solutions. She provides tremendous insight into both your psychological functioning as well as how to weave God into your journey toward growth and healing.”
Dr. Helen Chen
Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“Alison is my counselor of choice, both for when I need insight into my own soul wounds, as well as for the man or woman who asks me, ‘Is there a counselor you could point me to?’ Alison has led workshops on the inner life at our regional student conferences. At our most recent gathering, she drew the largest crowd and over a third of the conferees voluntarily chose to attend her session on Emotional Wholeness. I don't know anyone who has thought more carefully about the transformation of the soul than Alison Cook."