Kelly Cook, MSW, LICSW

“Kelly is calm, experienced with EMDR, and understands depths of life experiences. I am grateful.”

“Kelly addresses me in a way I can understand.”

“Kelly is an excellent listener, and can help me bring all of my sentences together to get more focused on what I’m trying to understand about myself and what I want to achieve.”

Currently accepting new clients: Adults

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I specialize in women’s issues, such as Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Post-Partum Depression.  I am also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for people experiencing trauma. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, and other related issues as well.

I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1995 and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2001. I am currently licensed in the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have been a volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault in both Minnesota and Kansas. I have also worked with seniors helping them get the needed resources to safely stay in their homes. I am committed to helping you reach your goals and live a balanced life through listening and collaborating with you on a plan.


Erica Trokey, MS

“Erica is an amazing person. Very attentive.”

“Erica is amazing! She has helped me, and she can make me laugh while sorting out my issues. She should be employee of the month.”

“Erica is amazing at encouraging me to push my boundaries and helping me understand my worth and capabilities. She teaches me a lot of problem solving, which is incredibly helpful and to me inspirational.”

Accepting new clients: Adults

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503 or email: Erica@CookCounselingmn.com


I enjoy providing individual mental health services to adults ages 18+. Although, I enjoy working with all individuals, I have special interests that include, but are not limited to: women’s health issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, self-esteem career exploration/career related concerns, and those struggling with medical issues/concerns. In addition, I thoroughly enjoy working with the college student population. I enjoy meeting individuals where they are at and collaboratively coming up with a plan that works best for them to achieve their goals. I often utilize the person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. I also have experience providing tele-health services!

I’ve had the honor to have the opportunity to speak at the state conference on Co-Occurring Disorders of Depression and Chemical Dependency in the Adolescent population and engage in developing the Embracing the Difference: the ABILITY event, which raises awareness on mental health and disabilities to reduce stigma in the community and have been a part of this event by volunteering for approximately 5 years. My graduate thesis focused on Mental Health Services and level of satisfaction of services received, including analyzing a new approach to mental health services, Integrated Behavioral Health. I have a passion to collaborate with Primary Care Providers to provide holistic care and wellness.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology and Bachelor of Elective Studies in Speech Pathology & Audiology from St. Cloud State University in 2015 and my Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with additional education in Chemical Dependency from St. Cloud State University in 2017.


Gracie Saloka, MA, RAS

Not currently accepting new clients

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503 or email gracie@cookcounselingmn.com


As a clinical program specialist with many years of mental health delivery service, I just completed my most recent master’s degree in rehabilitation and addiction counseling. I entered the counseling field to further explore my passion for nurturing the mind body and spirit by harnessing the inherent strength existing in every individual. I work with individual struggling with addiction of any kind; especially substance use disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety/depression issue, adolescents with self esteem or just wanting to figure out life redirection as well as career related issues. My life experiences alone with my professional training had contributed greatly to my work with folks especially individuals affected by childhood abuse and traumas. My therapeutic approach is based on the need at hand be it Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / Rational Emotive or Solution focused; all done with the utmost respect for human dignity using person centeredness.

I have been blessed with the ability to wear many different hats among which included being a mother and wife. I find joy in volunteering for worthy charities and had traveled extensively for that purpose. Self care is huge in my life and because I love nature, I have learned to utilize it to meet my needs and had been a major tool in my work with individuals.


Kimberly Clark, MS

Accepting new clients: Adults

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I am a mental health counselor who graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. I have close to twenty years working in the mental health field serving various populations and performing various functions. This would include working as a community-based practitioner providing ARMHS services and working for the State of Minnesota as a case manager in a residential facility that provided rehabilitation to clients with co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency diagnosis. Two days per week I travel to the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre to provide mental health counseling and support to our military veterans. Although I have had many experiences, I am open to working with all adult individuals.

I provide individual and group counseling to individuals aged eighteen and older. I have a wide range of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, been diagnosed with dual chemical dependency and mental health issues, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I also have interest and success in addressing self-esteem, self-compassion, boundary setting, grief and loss, women’s issues, and self-empowerment. I tend to individualize treatment to clients needs with experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution Based Therapy.


Tracanne Legatt, PhD, LPCC, LADC

“Tracanne has been a pivotal part of my journey when I entered the field as a Mental Health Counselor. She is a wonderful LPC/C Supervisor and her wealth of knowledge and leadership are invaluable. It is clear that she shines a bright light in each of her client’s lives that she encounters.”

Not currently accepting new clients

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I have been blessed to have worked with individuals by providing mental health and substance abuse services through helping individuals improve their lives since 1998. Working with individuals and groups with a variety of psychological and personal needs.  My life experiences along with professional training lend to my empowering approach. 

I provide services in a number of areas including services for professionals seeking individual and group LPC/C supervision. I specialize in assessment and therapeutic services for Mental Health and addictions. Working with me, you will find supportive services that will empower you to live the life you desire.


Kristin Lewis, LMFT

Kristen Lewis LMFT St Cloud MN

Accepting new clients by telehealth only: Adults, Children, Families, Couples

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503 or (320) 309-5610


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a wide range of experiences in the mental health field. I began my career as a mental health practitioner working with adolescents in residential and day treatment programs. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings including Intensive In-Home Therapy, office-based therapy, as well as school-based therapy. While the mode of therapy is determined by the needs of the client, I draw primarily from the systems and cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy. I work with children of all ages and am certified to complete diagnostic assessments on children 0 – 3 years old. I treat children and their families, as well as adults who seek individual or couples therapy. My interests include family relationships, parenting, anxiety and stress reduction, depression, work related issues, self-esteem, and mind-body health.


Bonnie Johnson

“Bonnie already goes above and beyond and shows genuine respect and compassion for her patients.”

“Bonnie is trustworthy, educated and has a great approach. She allows that feeling of safety while speaking to her, it is not embarrassing or hard.”

Serves clients at Place of Hope

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I am a mental health practitioner that specializes in homelessness, crisis de-stressing, and re-stabilization. I have experience working with addiction, bipolar, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety (generalized, social, and panic attacks), depression, and grief. I have worked as a behavioral health technician for multiple treatment facilities and as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) mental health practitioner. Prior to moving to St Cloud, I partnered with Glorybound Ministries for 8 years. Glorybound is a ministry that comes alongside families who have a loved one incarcerated or in treatment due to addiction. While partnering with Glorybound, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology and went on to pursue my master’s degree as a Licensed Professional Counselor Certified (LPCC) through Liberty University. Upon completion of my master’s degree, I will be pursuing dual licensure as an LPCC and LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor). Most recently, I worked for Place of Hope which is a homeless shelter in the St Cloud area. Currently, I collaborate with Cook’s Counseling Service and Place of Hope to provide counseling services to a population in need of mental health services-the homeless. My hope is to provide Life Recovery Groups as well very soon.  There is hope, you are not alone. 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 


Loren Niehoff, MS, LMFT

“Loren does well with talking with me.”

Serves clients in Sauk Centre MN

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I provide individual and family therapy to couples, adolescents, and adults with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, chemical abuse/addictions and grief. I have experience working with military persons focusing on trauma and chemical dependency issues. My therapeutic approaches are person-centered relying heavily on cognitive and solution focused therapy. I am also a Certified Accelerated Resolution therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I believe in the uniqueness and autonomy of each individual assisting them to harness their personal power to overcome life’s trials and tribulations. My education and experience have taught me people have the capacity to overcome life’s obstacles and have the answers within themselves but sometimes need assistance to find them.

I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St Cloud University in 2008. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Minnesota.


Saundra Laidlaw, MA, LADC

Currently accepting new clients

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503 or (320) 402-4747


I like to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This is accomplished by combining your day-to-day experiences with biblical beliefs and Christian Values. While also learning how to live a full and productive lifestyle through spiritual growth.

I was born in Europe when my father was in the military. I attended public school in Columbus, Ohio and graduated in 1972. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Religious Studies in 2002 through St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN. I received my Masters of Arts degree in Human Services; Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 through Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

I grew up in a Christian home from birth. I was ordained an Evangelist in 1983. Ordained a Pastor in 1999, and started Temple of Faith Church in St Cloud, MN in 2000. I have been a Co-Pastor at Overcomers International Fellowship / OIF Dream Center, St Cloud, MN since 2001. I worked at St Cloud Hospital – Recovery Plus for six years from 2011-2017 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. If you have an interest in Christian Counseling, feel free to contact me


Milad Ghalehei – Mental Health Counselor Intern

To schedule an appointment call: (320) 223-0503


I am a second year Clinical Mental Health and Counseling graduate student at St. Cloud State University, and I am currently completing my internship here at Cook Counseling.

My background and specialization are in biopsychology and neuroscience which allows me to focus on Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and other biopsychological incongruencies.

I earned by bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University with a Major is Psychology and I am currently working towards my master’s degree in which I will complete by May 2021.

My goal here is to help ease the understanding of the complex biological systems that we have in our bodies and help one take control over them to lead a healthy, mindful life.

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