Lynette Lively Cookson, M.A. is a Registered Psychological Assistant at Sentiero. Her work is supervised by Dr. Kierce. She completed her undergraduate training at University of Washington and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in anthropology. She is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at California School for Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. She is advanced in her clinical training as her coursework is complete and she is currently in the process of applying for APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship Programs.
Ms. Lively Cookson’s training experiences have been in the context of providing psychotherapy and assessments to children, adolescents, adults, and families in community mental health centers, residential facilities, college campuses, and private practice. She is passionate about working with underserved ethnic minority populations and understanding each individual through a unique cultural lens. Her training has included serving military populations, families in the context of addiction and trauma, and the treatment of anxiety, depression, and developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. Her therapeutic approach is a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Ms. Lively Cookson was a recently published co-author in the Journal of Childhood Sexual Abuse regarding creative interventions for processing trauma in group therapy. Her research and clinical interests include parental self-efficacy, caregiver compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization in mental health professionals, and trauma in survivors of child sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.