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Jawara Cooley, LPC

Jawara Cooley, LPC

He/him

Licensed in DC #PRC200001661
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
I utilize multiple modalities in my practice, tailoring treatment to the needs of the client.

My Therapy Style

I believe you are the expert on your life. It is my job to guide you through the therapy process so that you may reach your desired outcomes. My clinical areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, identity, and LGBT+ concerns. The services I provide are rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, I utilize multiple modalities in my practice, tailoring treatment to the needs of the client. I also use various techniques to help you reach your desired goals.

Education & Training

M.Ed. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, North Carolina State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have always enjoyed the behavioral sciences. I enjoy problem-solving and helping others. The mental health profession offers me the exciting opportunity to apply my interests in a vocation that allows me to help others.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outdoors, traveling, eating (I'm a big foodie!), exercising, international events, and food, again.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I am intentional about implementing mindfulness practices at various points throughout my day. From doing breathing exercises to observing nature, I try to stay as present as I can.

What book have you read more than once?

The Power of Now by Echart Tolle. I read this book first in 2007. It was transformative to be introduced to the concept of presence at a time when I was living such a future-oriented life.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

The Alzheimer's Association. I became active with them after my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. They do a lot to advance treatment and awareness of the disease.

How do you recharge?

I love the beach and just about anything outdoors. Through nature, I recharge!