Dr. Lynette Lively Cookson (she/them) is a Postdoctoral Resident and Psychological Associate at Sentiero. They specialize in multisystemic, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care for infants, children, adolescents, and families. They completed their doctoral degree in clinical psychology at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Diego, California, emphasizing child and family therapy. Dr. Lively Cookson has five years of experience working with trauma, neurodivergence, attachment challenges, active duty military and their dependents, and families involved with child welfare in the mental health setting.
Dr. Lively Cookson holds a special interest in birth equity, acknowledging the racial and economic disparities in infant and mother deaths in the United States. They are currently completing the Infant Mental Health Specialist endorsement with the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) and volunteer for California and South Carolina birth equity initiatives to promote joyous and safe births in the Black/African American, Indigenous, and financially underprivileged communities. Dr. Lively Cookson identifies as Black-Filipino, a military brat and former military spouse, an aunt, a sistah, and a proud dog-parent.