About Dr. Cook

Wendy Cook Costa Rica Psychologist

Welcome to Costa Rica Psychology, where you can find professional and compassionate care for your psychological well-being. My name is Dr. Wendy Cook and I am a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to serving ex-pats residing in Costa Rica. Allow me to introduce myself and share how I can support you on your journey towards a healthier and happier life.

I hold a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the esteemed Nova Southeastern University, and I have had the privilege of receiving comprehensive training at Yale University, both at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. This rigorous education has equipped me with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to provide the highest quality of care to my clients.

With a focus on working with adults, I specialize in addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. These are common mental health challenges that can significantly impact one’s overall well-being and quality of life. My goal is to help you navigate these difficulties and regain a sense of balance and empowerment.

In addition to my expertise in trauma, anxiety, and depression, I have extensive experience working with individuals who are living away from their country of origin. Adjusting to a new culture can be both exciting and challenging, and I understand the unique struggles that can arise during this process. I am here to offer support and guidance as you navigate the complexities of adapting to a new environment.

My Approach

My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities to meet your specific needs. I am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors. Additionally, I incorporate Mindfulness techniques to cultivate self-awareness and promote emotional well-being. Interpersonal Therapy allows us to explore your relationships and develop healthier patterns of interaction. Moreover, I employ Motivational Interviewing techniques to enhance your motivation and commitment to change. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is another tool in my toolkit, helping individuals manage intense emotions and develop effective coping strategies. Lastly, I also utilize psychodynamic approaches to explore the underlying causes of your difficulties and facilitate lasting change.

I firmly believe that every individual is unique, and as such, I tailor my interventions to address your specific concerns. By establishing a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, we can work together to uncover your strengths, develop coping skills, and foster personal growth. My ultimate aim is to create a safe and supportive space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life.

If you are seeking a dedicated and compassionate clinical psychologist in Costa Rica, I invite you to explore the possibility of working together. I am committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and helping you achieve your goals. Take the first step towards a brighter future by contacting Costa Rica Psychology today. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey towards healing and personal transformation.

Dr. Cook is available to see clients in English and Spanish. Contact Dr. Cook below to request an appointment. 


You will never waste precious time battling traffic or dealing with frustrating parking situations. We meet via teletherapy, allowing you to have therapy wherever you are. Teletherapy can be operated out of any web-browser either on your personal computer or on your smartphone. We use a HIPAA-compliant platform which allows for a secure channel to be used during your session. All sessions are not stored on the server, so this is the most secure way to engage in a video therapy option. 

Take the first step

Contact us now and start your journey.