Alison Cook, MA, PhD is a counselor, speaker, and the co-author of Boundaries for Your Soul. For over 20 years, Alison has helped women, ministry leaders, and executives learn how to stand firm, develop confidence from the inside out, forge healthy relationships, and fully live out their God-given potential.
Alison Cook, MA, PhD is a counselor, speaker, and writer who helps people become comfortable in their own skin and fully live out their God-given potential. She is the published co-author of Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson, 2018). Alison is uniquely gifted at helping people learn how to:
- Develop confidence from the inside out
- Transform anxiety and loneliness into peace and connection with others
- Turn off the internal negative voice and experience the true loving God who isn't trying to beat you up
- Heal lingering trauma from childhood wounds or abuse
- Forge healthy relationships with safe individuals
For over 20 years, Alison has helped create transformative results for ministry leaders, non-profit executives, college students, individuals, couples, and families. Her expertise includes managing depression, anxiety, grief, anger, codependency, work/life balance, and marriage conflict. Alison’s experience includes teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy, Denver Seminary, and the Wyoming State Girls’ School for adjudicated teens. Prior to her work in counseling, she was a congressional aid on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Throughout her career and education, some of Alison’s most valuable life lessons we’re discovered while stage acting as a hobby.
Originally from Wyoming, Alison obtained a degree in history from Dartmouth College where she was active in the Navigators Christian Fellowship and co-founded a symposium for interfaith dialogue. She earned her M.A. in counseling from Denver Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion and psychology from the University of Denver. She is also certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy. Alison’s doctoral dissertation centered on the relationship between religion and prejudice. As a result of her work, she co-founded a non-profit tutoring company to help bring affordable tutoring and test preparation to under-served students.
Alison maintains a counseling practice in the greater Boston area that specializes in the integration of faith and psychology. She and her husband, Joe, have two teenage children and are active in the Salvation Army where they worship and lead ministry. They enjoy spending time with extended family in New England and Wyoming where they ski, hike, and fly-fish as often as they can.
“Personal growth requires that we create healthy boundaries for our internal world, just as we are to do in our interpersonal relationships. Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller have written a very helpful, engaging and practical book on how to accomplish this process.”
New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries and founder of The Townsend Institute