STEVEN W. COOK is a Licensed Addiction Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy in the field of Addiction treatment and recovery, and maintains a private practice in Alexandria, Louisiana. He also is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor. Mr. Cook worked for two and one half years on the Co-Occuring Treatment Unit of Red River Addictions Complex, treating clients with both addictions and mental health issues. Steve is an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, licensed to practice by the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. He was also the initial Director of the Alexandria Intensive Outpatient Program for Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center. Steve formerly served as the administrator at Edgefield Recovery Center near Cheneyville, La. He currently evaluates defendants for the PreTrial Intervention Program with the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office, and maintains a private practice in addiction counseling.
He serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, and is a volunteer Member of the Louisiana Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP). As a monitor for the LAP program, he is charged with monitoring judges and other attorneys who may need help in their recovery. He also conducts Aftercare groups for those professionals (Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, attorneys, etc...) who are required to attend Aftercare as a condition of their continued ability to practice their profession.
Cook provides therapy to both the individual suffering from addiction, and to the people who provide support to the addicted individual. In addition to therapy, Cook is consulted to provide evaluations on individuals for DWI court, custody cases, OCS cases and other matters where an alcohol or drug evaluation is needed. Because he cannot ethically serve his counseling clients in a dual capacity, he does not provide any legal services to clients who seek his counseling services.
Acupuncture Detoxification is also provided by Cook as an adjunct to the recovery process for his clients who could benefit from it and who desire it.
Steve is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address addiction and personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding,he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Juris Doctorate, 1981, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Licenses, & Certifications
Attorney at Law, 1981
Licensed Addiction Counselor, 2010
Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 2010
Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, 2010
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, 2011
Professional Activities and Memberships
Louisiana State Bar Association
Alexandria Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association