Leslee D. Cook is a Marriage Family Therapist in independent practice with offices in Topanga and Santa Monica, Calif. Leslee specializes in Somatic Experiencing a body focused therapy aimed at reducing the effects of a dysregulated nervous system due to traumatic-stress related issues resulting in PTSD & dissociation, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, addictions of all kinds, phobias, psycho-somatic body pain stemming from shock or developmental / relational traumas. She believes working holistically with the mind, body and spirit is the most powerful way to heal from the unforeseen traumatic events that occur in all our lives. Leslee believes most mental health symptoms have their origin from traumatic developmental events rather than being deficits or disorders. These symptoms can effectively and rather quickly be resolved through Somatic Experiencing, a gentle body- based therapy that helps re-regulate the nervous system. Leslee is excited and passionate in helping individuals achieve self regulation, an improved self-image and the capacity for relationship while eliminating self-defeating behavioral patterns. She draws upon the her wealth of knowledge, the latest research in the Neuro-plasticity and 33 years of psychotherapeutic experience to offer individuals and couples their own unique personal journey. Leslee has been providing counseling services in various settings and has been trained in various psychotherapeutic modalities. She incorporates her knowledge and training from Somatic Experiencing,Touch for Trama, The Resilient Child, Neuro Affective Relational Model, Guided Imagery, School Counseling, Psycho-Drama, Developing Needs Meeting Strategy, EMDR, Transpersonal Therapy, Movement Therapy and combines them with her knowledge of the Psychodynamic process and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to accomplish the therapeutic alliance in completing the clients needs and goals.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist - 1978, Fluent in American Sign Language