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Debra Cooke LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Debra Cooke Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I want to understand you. We can only improve ourselves and our relationships after we share understanding of ourselves and others.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life. Debra completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology and her Master of Education (M.Ed) in School Counseling at California University of Pennsylvania and West Virginia University. Debra likes to take a holistic approach and explore both internal and external factors that affect your overall health and wellbeing. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and positive psychology. Debra knows what it's like to feel alone, and she knows how relieving it is to find someone who actually understands and gives time and space to learn, think and grow. Let her be there for you.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Adlerian Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Licensure

  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC013825

Education

Master of Education in School Counseling, West Virginia University

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Debra Cooke, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Debra Cooke, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Debra Cooke accepting new clients?

Yes, Debra Cooke is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 307 Fourth Ave Suite 901, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.

Does Debra Cooke accept insurance?

Yes, Debra Cooke accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Debra Cooke offer?

Debra Cooke offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Debra Cooke offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Debra Cooke offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 307 Fourth Ave Suite 901, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.

Does Debra Cooke offer online therapy?

Yes, Debra Cooke offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Debra Cooke?

Debra Cooke typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Debra Cooke speak?

Debra Cooke conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Debra Cooke online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Debra Cooke online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.