Marta Cook, LPC

…the founder of Hope Connections Counseling, has been indispensable to the restoration process for hundreds, if not thousands, of clients both children and adults. Marta worked as a Community Support Specialist for Pathways. In that position, she assisted adults in receiving the much-needed services the state and other agencies provide. All the while, Marta studied at Webster University and graduated with the university’s top honor, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the graduating class of 2011. As a PLPC Marta joined hands with Children’s Division to extend therapeutic services to their children with elevated needs. In this setting, she conducted individual and group therapy. In February 2013, Marta collaborated with Great Circle to provide services for their children/families with elevated needs in therapeutic foster homes and in the community. Immediately upon completing her supervision in November 2013, Marta created Hope Connections Counseling. Since its inception, Hope Connections has never missed a beat and has continued to provide quality care for the children of Great Circle, Bletel Residential, Building Bridges, Family Matters and many others. Marta has expanded her specializations to meet the growing needs of the community. Since graduating from Webster University, Marta has specialized as a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC), completed the Clinical Supervision Foundations course to become a supervisor for substance abuse counselors, specialized as a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician, and specialized as a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor. Her next endeavor is to specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.