Emily Cook


Emily Cook


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


6931 Arlington Rd
Suite 440
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that seeking therapy takes strength and courage and I'm glad you're reading more about finding relief. Maybe you're feeling stuck in old patterns, or maybe you're ready to enjoy your relationship again rather than feel discouraged by it. Maybe you're tired of feeling distress, resentment, hurt, or disappointment. Therapy with me can help.

My practice specializes in helping couples, adult individuals, adolescents, and families achieve positive emotional connection. My team of diverse, experienced therapists helps couples communicate more effectively, resolve conflict without malice, trust each other again, and reestablish intimacy and trust. We help individuals learn from their past relationships, appreciate their worth, and minimize the voices of self-doubt and self-criticism. We help families restore respect, boundaries, and healthy communication.

Let's work together to build stronger relationships--the ones that you've been searching for.

More Info About My Practice

Emily Cook Therapy, LLC is a private practice in downtown Bethesda, MD that will help you repair and enrich your relationships. Our group of diverse therapists offer individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for couples on the brink of divorce. We also provide premarital counseling and wedding officiant services. I have handpicked a team of highly qualified and experienced therapists who are uniquely trained to address relationship issues. Each therapist in my practice has offers different backgrounds in mental health, but we all share a similar philosophy of therapy. Sessions are available daytime and evenings Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday during the day.

Therapy fees are based on session length, not number of people in the room, and are payable by major credit card. Insurance is not accepted as a form of payment, however we can help you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement if your insurance policy allows.

My Role as a Therapist

I view my role as a therapist to be an active collaborator towards positive growth and lasting results. I will help you see the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and together we use new insights and skills to "do" relationships differently. I often use gentle humor to highlight areas for change, metaphors to creatively think about problems in new ways, and books to deepen understanding of the issues facing you in your relationships.

I believe in the power of therapy to create lasting change for patterns and dynamics otherwise difficult to change alone. The counseling relationship built between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. I work carefully to create an environment that is safe, empathetic, and productive. I will be honest with you and care deeply about your goals.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Are you an individual who has tried therapy before, but still find yourself struggling with finding peace and joy in your life? Are you a couple who has tried couples therapy, only to find yourselves still struggling with the same destructive patterns and unproductive conversations? The therapists in my practice have specialized training to work with interpersonal relationship issues.

We are a team of marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors. We view your concerns as a part of a larger system and we know how to work with each person in the room so that you move towards a relationship that is thriving. Resolving the issues that bring you to therapy requires a deep level of understanding, and our clients often tell us our work together is just what they were looking for. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Couples on the Brink of Divorce - Discernment Counseling (Emily Cook, Jocylynn Stephenson), Infertility and Perinatal Distress (Emily Cook), Therapy in Spanish (Kaitlin Doyle), Play Therapy (Anna White), Military Couples (Jocylynn Stephenson)

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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