Rosemary Cook, PHD, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker MD #06625
Board Approved Social Work Clinical Supervisor 7/2/2004.
License # 06625
Board Approved LCPC Supervisor 3/19/2019
"When I see clients begin to feel empowered and make healthier choices, I'm inspired. When I experience God using me as the vessel to lead people from brokenness to wholeness, I get inspired!"
I am the founder and CEO of Totally Whole Pastoral Counseling Services, LLC. Totally Whole was created in 2015 to provide a holistic treatment platform that would allow individuals a space to heal that would include the spiritual dimension for those persons who embrace faith as an important component in their lives. Totally Whole also utilizes traditional treatment interventions for those who prefer not to address spirituality or faith.
I have a master’s degree in Clinical/Administrative Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work and I have a PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. Therefore, I am dually trained to address both the psychological and the spiritual dimension in order to promote wellness. This unique approach has been welcomed and beneficial for many clients in the healing journey.
With over 25 years of experience, my clinical expertise is in the treatment of trauma utilizing various trauma focused interventions that include Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Cognitive/Behavioral treatment for trauma, exposure therapy and somatic interventions. My treatment for depressive and anxiety disorders combines psychoeducation and therapeutic interventions that help clients understand the underlying core beliefs, genetic predispositions and current behaviors that sustain their depression and/or anxiety. My additional expertise is in addressing grief and loss, domestic violence, codependency, clergy issues, spiritual struggles, family therapy and couple’s therapy.
Much of my work involves teaching clients new coping skills, correcting negative core beliefs and teaching self-care practices. The end goal is that clients are no longer stuck in unhealthy self-defeating behavioral patterns but they are enlightened, empowered and able to make healthy life enhancing choices.