Mind Body Co-op
Mind Body Co-op is Chicago’s only space for individuals to discover, explore, and heal what is occurring internally at the cognitive, emotional, and physical levels. This unique, holistic approach to treatment and wellness is born out of the belief that examining the cognitive, emotional, and physical pieces and how they intersect helps lead to uncovering your full potential by providing thoughtful, collaborative, and complete integrative mental health care.
We offer a variety of clinical services, including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychological/neuropsychological assessments, medication management, CPT (comprehensive transitional program), somatic mindfulness, somatic groups, DBT, adventure therapy, therapeutic yoga, and more. We provide culturally competent services in English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Russian & Arabic. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, bringing together the mind and the body opens you up to limitless possibilities.
Mind Body Co-op provides thoughtful, collaborative, and complete care to help you reach your goals and navigate your best life. Our team works together to offer services to help you access your whole self for holistic healing and wellness. We are available for consultation about what service or combination of services will align with your goals. Contact us today at (312) 279-9981 to get your healing journey in motion!
To fellow Healers: We are continually open to new team members joining us on our mission to help our clients reconnect and heal their body, mind and spirit and live their best lives. Currently, we are looking for Licensed Therapists with aligned values, goals, and philosophies to join our team. Please see our general application at https://mindbodycoop.com/employment/ to learn more!
Sue Cook, MS, MSW, L.Ac., LSW
Psychotherapist & Acupuncturist
Hi, I’m Sue! I have a Master’s degree in Traditional East Asian Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I have been in practice as an acupuncturist for the last eight years and recently became a licensed social worker. My approach as a therapist has been heavily influenced by my work in Traditional East Asian Medicine. I offer client-centered compassion-based therapy that incorporates methods such as CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and narrative therapy.
I also provide traditional Chinese style acupuncture as well as motor point/trigger point acupuncture (sometimes referred to as “dry needling”) in addition to cupping, guasha, and moxibustion. I am also a passionate herbalist and have trained in both traditional Chinese herbalism as well as the more commonly used European and North American herbs. In addition to herbs, I enjoy recommending nutritional supplements such as amino acids and vitamins.
I love to use therapy or acupuncture in supporting my clients in their journey to reconcile and heal their bodies and mind. I have worked extensively with trauma survivors, people with chronic illnesses and pain, and LGBTQ2IA emerging adults. I am sex/kink/polyamory-positive, body-neutral, and sex-worker affirming. I strive to acknowledge and to combat the systemic impact of White supremacy, including its relationship to fatphobia, transphobia, and ableism.
I use my own personal experiences dealing with chronic pain and trauma to fuel my compassionate, common-sense approach to treating my clients. My specialties and current interests include chronic pain and illness, trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, body-image and self-esteem, IBS, and autoimmune diseases. I am honored to be working with such a skilled and thoughtful team of healers! I believe that trauma is a story that is written on both the body and mind; it is important to bring the body back to a place of safety in order for the mind to recover. I am so excited to be able to be part of a group that recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to trauma recovery.
Fun fact about me: I am an avid tabletop and video gamer. Since the pandemic started I have been running a series of Dungeons & Dragons and Star Trek Adventures role-playing games with friends from all over the country via Zoom! I also love to cook, garden, and read under a blanket pile with my cat.
Reach us at 312-279-9981 or Make an Appointment here!