Kareana Cook, MA (Cand.)
At a Glance
Low-cost Individual Therapy
Low-cost Couples Therapy
A Bit About Me
Hi, I’m Kareana!
I am a student clinician who graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies with a counseling specialization. I am currently obtaining my Master of Arts in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I have a deep passion for empowering individuals and couples to have happy and healthy relationships with those they love, drawing from attachment theories to help make sense of why there may be feelings of stuckness. I understand every partnership is unique and it is my goal to collaboratively facilitate in finding solutions that will work for each client. Using a flexible combination of Narrative Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, I will help clients identify and overcome the sticking points and negative cycles being experienced to then determine new patterns to reduce distress and foster secure bonds with loved ones.
I value the importance of sex and sexuality among individuals and in partnerships. I practice from a client-centred approach, especially with those looking for support in navigating issues of sex and sexuailty. Common topics I encounter involve working through the dissonance between past and current experiences so clients can feel confident in embracing all aspects of their identity. With incorporations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy, I help clients reconnect with their individual strengths so they can be confident in the things that make them unique.
Whether in or out of session, I am known for my abundant energy that accompanies genuine warmth and compassion. As an experienced client myself in both individual and couples therapy, I understand the confidence it takes to be vulnerable and accept that metaphorical helping hand. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each client, it is my goal to create a safe space for clients and I to develop a strong bond in order to feel comfortable doing the hard work that can be the psychotherapeutic process.
When not in office, you can find me catching up with friends, exploring a new trail with my boys (partner + our two dogs), breaking out a new board game (I have quite the extensive personal collection) or looking after my wedding photography business.
Master of Arts, Theology: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy (Cand.) - Wilfrid Laurier University