Amanda Cook, MS, LMFT
651-486-4828 ex. 304
akcook3723@gmail.com

About Amanda: Amanda understands the vulnerability and courage it takes to start the work of therapy and she is honored to come alongside her clients as they move towards hope and healing. Amanda utilizes a strengths-based collaborative approach when working with clients. Her clients have found her to be insightful, kind, and skilled at creating the safety needed to allow them to move forward in therapy. Prior to joining the team at Minnesota Renewal Center, Amanda was in private practice for 6 years. Amanda has a master’s degree in Family Psychology from Capella University and a post-master’s certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to her experience working in a private practice setting, Amanda has worked with college students at University of Northwestern-St. Paul in Student Life and Counseling Services. She also has experience working with at-risk youth in an emergency shelter program in Minneapolis. Amanda is trained in Gottman Method Therapy (research based couple therapy model) and utilizes this model as her primary orientation with couples. She is trained in EMDR therapy (a trauma treatment therapy) and appreciates the difference this therapy has made in the lives of her clients. In addition to providing pre-marital counseling using Prepare/Enrich, she is a Prepare/Enrich Seminar Director and is available to provide training to professionals in private practice and church settings. Amanda works with adolescent and adult clients in an individual, couple, or family setting.

Specialties: Gottman Method Therapy, EMDR, Couple Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Individual Therapy, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, Spirituality, Parenting.

Types of Therapy: Amanda works with Adolescents and Adults in Individual, Couple, and Family therapy.

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Medica, Optum, PreferredOne, United Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health, most Aetna plans, more to be determined. Please check with your insurance carrier for the specifics of your coverage.