Ben Cook, LPC-MHSP

Counselor
4235 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 300
Nashville, Tennessee 37215

Narrative of Services:

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is provided for clients struggling with OCD and anxiety disorders, along with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. Sessions are conducted one-on-one and often involve exposures that include real-world scenarios to focus on the issues affecting clients the most. The goal is to help clients return to their desired level of functioning and to address the problems that have been holding them back in their lives. Experience includes treating or assisting in the treatment of approximately 100 clients between working at Rogers and in private practice.

For clients struggling with substance abuse issues and mental health issues (anxiety, depression, OCD, and bipolar disorder), a combination of approaches may be used depending on the needs of the client. Cognitive approaches may be combined with motivational interviewing strategies, especially if the client is contemplating changes to their substance use, but not yet committed to making changes. My background includes extensive training and experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse issues in intensive settings, in addition to my experience working with clients with OCD and anxiety-related disorders.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee, and I’ve been working for over 2 years for Rogers Behavioral Health in Nashville, a leader in the field of treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. I’ve been providing exposure therapy for the treatment of OCD and anxiety for patients in the intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization programs under the clinical supervision of experts in OCD research. Training has included an extensive focus on CBT skills and ERP skills for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders.

Diversity Statement:

Race/Ethnicity: White, Caucasian, or European American

I have experience working with multicultural populations and people from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds, especially providing services while working in various community mental health settings. Every effort is made to be aware of cultural sensitivities and factors that could contribute to a client’s struggles and attempting to understand their experiences and helping them achieve their goals.
I have experience working with diverse, multicultural populations from my time working in community mental health clinics in North Carolina after completing my Master’s degree in counseling from Wake Forest University. The Master’s degree included courses in multicultural counseling and competencies, family dynamics, and opportunities to engage weekly with children and families in schools from diverse backgrounds. Working in the community mental health clinics also provided the opportunity to understand the unique concerns and challenges affecting families with limited access to mental health services.