Candace Cook, MS, LPC, LAMFT is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Associate Marital and Family Therapist who is native to Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Candace has a passion to serve others and is bold in her belief that through faith there is healing. She has followed the Lord throughout her journey and has been involved in numerous mission trips around the world, learning through each experience, and seeking guidance on how to better serve others by reading His Word. Candace believes that there is no greater self-awareness than knowing who you are in Christ our Lord. Candace had the privilege of living in California where she was an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapist and counselor at an elementary school in Huntington Beach. Currently, she is a leader at Cornerstone Church serving and volunteering abroad.
Candace is trained through EMDRIA as an EMDR therapist which is a trauma-focused approach that is deeply rooted in dealing with past traumas to create healing. Through this treatment approach, the main goal is to help clients live life authentically and gain tools for empowering them to take control of their daily life. Candace believes in empowering her clients, couples and families to gain a better understanding of ways to change the current cycle of behaviors or patterns in order for them to better their lives and well-being. As a team, clients and her will work together in a safe environment where they will find new options to create a more balanced and healthy life.
Candace uses the Gottman Method Assessment for couples counseling,based on 40+ years of research, to assist couples to build a healthier relationship. She will guide couples through current relational patterns that will help to gain a better understanding of strengths and give them tools to work on leading the couples to an intimate fulfilling relationship. As well as, the How We Love Attachment method to understand the patterns present in the relationship which explains the main reason for disconnection, lack of communication and understanding with partner. In addition through couples counseling the goal is to create new patterns to have a secure attachment with our partner.
Candace can treat individuals, couples, children, and adolescents out of the Mesa office. She is accepting new clients and you can contact her at 602-741-5077 or Candace@ChristianCounselingServicesAz.com. You can also visit her website at www.candacedelight.com.
I am able to meet with clients either online via telehealth or in person at my office.