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Aden Cook

Degree/Certifications
PsyD

Counselor/Therapist

Certifications/Degrees/Licensure: 
 
•     Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
•     Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology (MA)
•    Certified Therapeutic Game Master
•    Pursuing NYS Psychologist Licensure

Education:

•    Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Medaille College
•    Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Medaille College
•    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Jewish Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo

Professional interests: Gender Identity, LGBTQA+ concerns, Trauma-informed care, Multicultural therapy, Mindfulness, Geek Therapy.

Aden believes that everyone is unique and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to mental health. He uses an integrative approach to therapy in which he works collaboratively with his clients to find which interventions are best suited to meet individual needs. Aden earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Medaille College, an APA-accredited institution in Buffalo, New York. He has a variety of training experiences including an APA-accredited internship at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center where he served a diverse population of individuals with a number of complex psychiatric presentations and trauma experiences. In addition, Aden has worked in academic, forensic, and private practice settings.

Aden’s clinical interests include gender and sexual identities, the intersection of identities, transgender healthcare, and integrating mindfulness, nature, and geek culture (like Dungeons & Dragons and video games) into therapy. As a trans-identified clinician, Aden is committed to affirmative care for gender expansive students.

Personal interests:

Aden identifies as a man of transgender experience and grew up in the Buffalo-Niagara region of Western New York. In his free time, Aden enjoys spending time with his wife, and fur-children (Ella, Beau, and Jasmine), as well as exploring the Finger Lakes, cooking new recipes, playing video games and table-top role-playing games, and researching his latest hyper-focus.

Aden is a fan of musical theater and played guitar and bass clarinet in his high school’s pit orchestra. He also enjoys reading and watching high fantasy books and movies. His favorite Lord of the Rings characters are Samwise Gamgee and Smeagol.

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His


Affiliations

Affiliations
Community-Based Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Location

Level 3

Contact Information

Staff Phone
607-255-5155