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Cooks Counseling

“Where You Can Find Hope and Healing”

Some people want to have a big bang in their business name and many times that may make a difference whether or not if someone comes in their door.   The name,  Cooks Counseling, is simple and to the point.  I do not want to have to try and convince someone the services are great or above what they have experienced before I just want to provide good quality services to people who are hurting and looking for someone to listen and work through the issues with them.

Each of us has had a variety of experiences, some better than others.   I believe our upbringing does affect the way we perceive relationships as well as how we see ourselves, however our upbringing does not have to define how we live out the rest of our lives.

I believe each person is valuable and as much as anything wants to be heard.   My goal is to help each person that walks through the door of COOKS COUNSELING   deal with the issues that they are currently experiencing or issues that have not been addressed previously.  Each person can then decide for themselves just what is behind the name, COOKS COUNSELING.

Our Team

Jenifer Cooks

Professional Disclosure Statement

Jenifer K. Cooks, LPC-S, NCGCII

Welcome to Cooks Counseling, PLLC, which came into existance in 2012.  I am pleased you have chosen this practice to receive counseling services.   I commit to you to provide the highest quality of care during this time.


I am a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, with a Master’s degree in Counseling.  I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas as well as a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor.


I have worked as a Counselor since 2000.  In 2004, I received my full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Oklahoma.  In 2009, I became licensed in the State of Texas after relocating to Texas.  I have extensive experience working with children, women, and families due to working with child welfare in the State of Oklahoma for over 14 years.  I have a over 11 years teaching Sunday school to children and youth.

Nature of Counseling:

The therapeutic process I utilize is called Cognitive Behavior therapy.  This approach focuses on how our thinking affects our behavior, both positive and negative.  My role is to help the client recognize his/her potential.  I believe it is important to meet the client “where they are” and go forward from there.  I believe respect and hope are rights of each and every client. Serving clients for 10 year old and up..