Natasha Cooke

Practicum Student: University of Houston Victoria

Is therapy worth it? Does it work?

Before finding my niche and passion in mental health, I asked the same questions. I am here to tell you that – the answer is yes. Therapy works when you use your willingness to improve your life in combination with the support of a compassionate counselor.

If you are someone who feels like you’re just going through the motions and not making the most out of life, you’re not alone. If you are having a hard time coping with life’s transitions or simply want to better the quality of your life, you’ve come to the right place.

My job as your therapist is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to allow you to open up and freely discuss whatever struggles are on your mind. My mission is to identify existing strengths that will enable you to nurture healthier coping mechanisms.

As a graduate student pursuing my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy, I focus on relevant and innovative counseling techniques that are centered around your values. My approach stems from positive psychology, person-centered therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. My clinical interests include working with individuals experiencing social anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life transition difficulties, identity crises, and wellness goals.

My hobbies include spending time with my dogs, enjoying nature, and growing my knowledge of culture.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being…it is a direction…not a destination,” -Carl Rogers.

Therapy is worth it. You deserve to be able to enjoy your life. I look forward to learning your values and how I can best assist you in creating a happier, healthier life.

Supervised by Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S

Ready to get started?

The first appointment is just a “get to know you” session, easy and light.

While we do attempt to check requests daily, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If a request is made after 5 pm on Friday, please note that it may be Monday before you receive a response.