Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence
Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence
CVCCN Member

Elease Cook, MSW

Elise Cook, MSW
Supervisee in Social Work

Charlottesville Empowerment
2123 Ivy Rd #201
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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(434) 270-0892



Currently Taking New Clients:
Yes (has a short waitlist)

Hours of Operation:
9 am – 4 pm
10 am – 3 pm

Elease Cook is a Supervisee in Social Work working under the supervision of Elise Gibson, LCSW, and Dr. Tasha Nadasdi, Psy.D. in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Elease Cook is a graduate of Radford University earning a Masters in Social Work. I am a two-time Radford alumni, earning her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2018.

After I received my undergraduate degree, I was awarded a graduate research fellowship position in the School of Social Sork for my interest in geriatric research. My graduate level internships included a placement at Virginia Tech Services for Students with Disabilities and at a public inpatient psychiatric hospital, working with patients with dual diagnosis substance use and mental health disorders.
I have a passion for working with individuals from marginalized backgrounds, older adults and college students, utilizing a strengths-based approach and intersectional feminist theories.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, and walking my dog, Blossom. I am accepting new clients and has a short waitlist! While I cannot accept insurance, I offer a sliding scale often commensurate with insurance copays and rates

She provides treatment for those with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • BIPOC in Higher Education


Gender Identity:

Black, African-American

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing
Narrative Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Client Focus:
Young Adults (18-35 )
Middle Age Adults (36-55)
Older Adults (over 55)

Payment Options:
Private/Commercial Insurance
Private pay

Favorite Quote

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou