Caroline Cook, Ed.D., LPC, ATR-BC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist

Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)

Creativity. Art as Healing. Holistic. Family Connectivity.

I have had the pleasure of serving as an art therapist for the past 12 years. I believe that compassion, creativity, and humor are the keystones of developing a therapeutic relationship. I have been committed for the past decade to helping families explore their personal strength and resources in their families, school, and communities. I developed a curriculum with the Kennedy Kreeger Institute targeting self-expression, emotional regulation, and positive peer interaction. I continued this approach, integrating mental health, the arts, and education in the course of obtaining a Doctorate of Education from Florida State University.

As a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapist, I focused my training and professional development on the impact of trauma across one’s lifespan. I framed this approach within the theory of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Using a family systems approach to DBT, my art interventions are based on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. My therapy space provides an outlet for children and teenagers to express their own voice while building upon communication within the family unit. Together, we can create a plan that best meets your family’s needs. I believe that the DBT philosophy can be taught to children and adults through yoga (trauma-informed certified), art, non-directive play, and talk therapy!

More About Me:

I enjoy spending time with my family pursuing the many cultural events has to offer or learning how to lift as much weight I can over my head!

  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Doctorate degree in Program Evaluation and Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Florida State University
  • Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist
  • Certified Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapist
  • Provide supervision for both LPC and ATR licensure
  • Specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, “MATCH-ADC and “CORE” curriculum development from George Mason University
  • Trained Psychological First Aide
  • Member of Northern Virginia Counseling Professional Counselors (NVLPC) and Art Therapy Association
Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist
VA 0701007510

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.