(214) 534-5380

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office?

I am excited to offer three different options, depending on your treatment goals, comfort level, and preferences:

(1) We can meet virtually using a confidential telehealth platform.

(2) We can meet in a beautifully restored office space in an Old East Dallas historic home. Here’s the address:

4310 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246

Or (3) I can literally meet you where you are by working with you in your home.

In what states can you work with clients online?
I can see you via online therapy if you are currently physically in a state that has enacted legislation to permit it. You can see a list of currently active states here.
What are your hours?

I have a very flexible work week to accommodate your and my family’s needs.

I usually have evening and Saturday appointments available.

How long are your sessions?

The treatment models I use generally prescribe weekly sessions lasting up to an hour.

For some clients, there might be occasions to have shorter or longer sessions, more or less frequently than every week.

We’ll make these decisions collaboratively.

How long are clients usually in therapy with you?
Most of my clients reach their therapeutic goals within 10 to 25 sessions.
What? Only 10 to 25 sessions??!!

Many variables play into your progress through treatment, but YES, that’s right!

The treatment models I use have been used for decades with many different populations. They work for most people, most of the time.

No worries if you need or want to work with me beyond that window! We can continue working together as long as we have something we’re working toward!

How much do you charge?
Reach out, and we can talk more about my rates after your consultation.
Do you take insurance?
I provide my clients with documentation to support their efforts to seek reimbursement/partial reimbursement from insurance.
How do I set up an appointment?

It’s easy. Call (214) 534-5380 or email Katrina@KLCookPsychology.com for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we’re a good match!

With what age range do you work?
Depending on the concern, I work with children as young as 18 months, adolescents, and adults through the most mature and experienced of our communities.
What do you do in sessions with clients?

Every therapeutic relationship starts with an assessment to ensure I understand your concerns and identify your strengths that we can build on. You’ll complete some assessment tools using the web-based client portal; then, we’ll meet so I can ask follow-up questions.

When we meet, I’ll give you some feedback about the assessments to double-check that we’re on the same page about what’s going on. Once we both have all the information, we’ll collaborate to generate a treatment plan that will work for you.

Subsequent sessions will differ based on your treatment plan. Generally, they’ll include a brief “check-in” to catch me up on anything significant that’s happened since our last session. Sometimes, that “check-in” will set the stage for how we spend our time, but we’ll usually have a plan born out of what we accomplished in our last session together and based on your ultimate treatment goals.

Along the way, we’ll monitor your progress using various methods, again, depending on the treatment we’re using.

What modalities do you use?
Depending on the specific concerns and age of my client, my go-to treatments are “evidence-based,” which means they work. For example, some of my favorite places to start include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT, for children), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI, for children and adolescents), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT, for children and adolescents), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT, for older adolescents and adults), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, for children, adolescents, and adults). Decisions about treatment models are always collaborative. I usually recommend a couple of approaches for a specific client, and then we decide how to move toward therapy goals together.
What is your professional training and experience?

I earned a B.A. in biology from Baylor University, an M.A. in psychology from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University.

My dissertation involved using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with adolescent mothers of young children.

I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Wasatch Behavioral Health in Provo and American Fork, Utah, and my post-doctoral fellowship at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC).

I served as the Director of Clinical Services at the DCAC for five years, working directly with families, supporting and supervising therapists, and connecting with first responders. I oversaw all therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families impacted by abuse and other traumatic events. I also helped to represent clients, their situations, and their therapeutic work through fact and expert testimony in criminal and civil court.

If I get tearful, will you offer me a tissue or wait for me to get my own?

Did you know this is a super-hot topic among therapists?!?! Whew!

My answer is: “It depends.”

If you’ve not experienced the simple kindness of someone noticing a tear and proactively offering a tissue, you’ll find that simple kindness in me.

If you’re accustomed to others jumping in to “fix” your problem before you even decide it’s a problem, I’ll give you the opportunity to meet your own needs.

Are you a parent?

YES – to a human and several fur babies!

We have a teenager, and we’re on our second pair of cats, Rex and Bubs, and our first pair of rats, Genevieve (Jenny) and Hildegard (Hildie).

Rex is very proper and wears a gray tuxedo morning, noon, and night. Bubs and Jenny meet every 12 hours to debrief by gently bumping noses through the cage, and Hildie sleeps.

I’m also the loving cousin of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Oscar – a very busy, registered, and insured therapy dog.