Ben Cook, LPC-MHSP
Narrative of Services:
Approximately 75% of the clients that I work with regularly struggle with OCD-related traits or anxiety disorders. My job is to help them learn skills to learn to live life well with OCD and learn that they can tolerate the uncomfortable thoughts without engaging in compulsions or avoidance.
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
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee, and I’ve specialized in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders for the past 4 years, including 2.5 years for Rogers Behavioral Health in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization settings. Training has included an extensive focus on CBT skills and exposure therapy for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Additional training and continuing education has also been obtained related to OCD and anxiety disorders.
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.