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Meet the Therapists


Meet Shanaci Cook, LPC

Shanaci is the owner and lead therapist at SCCC. She has always had a passion for helping people work through the struggles they face in life, set goals for change, and accomplish those goals.


It takes courage to go through counseling and face what you are going through, and she is here to walk alongside you and to help provide the tools to do so.


Shanaci offers research-based counseling and techniques to help guide and support her clients in a confidential and relaxed setting. 

Through her extensive background of training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), she has gained much knowledge to help in providing the tools and skills in guiding couples, teens, and individuals to work through the struggles they face day to day and from their past. Because every client is unique in personality and background, Shanaci is able to tailor her services to fit the clients needs and situation. 

In her free time, Shanaci enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons by traveling, going to the movies, or trying new restaurants. Shanaci’s faith plays a big role in her life and she is active in her church. Being a native of Colorado, she enjoys traveling back home whenever possible to visit family and the Rocky Mountains. Shanaci has always had a love for counseling and helping clients achieve the change they deserve in life. ​


John is an Associate Licensed Professional Therapist who places great value on the relationship between culture and mental health. My goal is to encourage individuals to explore and identify their own personal values and skills so that they can find meaning in their life experiences. I help clients move beyond past situations that are keeping them stuck and work closely with them to build coping and problem-solving skills that are tailored to their individual needs. Guiding them through their transformational journey, I help them seek and obtain a fulfilled life. I began my career working at a non-profit organization where I gained most of my experience in working with various age groups.


Meet John Dansby, LPC-Associate

supervised by LaNora Ferguson, LPC-S


I have specialized in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and bipolar disorders. To provide exceptional care, I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused, and various Psychoeducation Curriculums. Through these therapeutic approaches, I build compassion and constructive rapport with clients, helping them heal from the inside out.

Meet Irine Abraham, MTS, LMSW


Supervised by Dr. Cassidy Baker, LCSW-S

Meet Irine Abraham, a compassionate professional with 16 years of experience in healthcare and academia. She holds degrees in Theology, Social Work, and Rehabilitation Studies. Irine teaches at the University of Dallas and her research focuses on human behavior, spirituality, and social justice. In therapy, Irine creates a safe and welcoming space that supports a journey to wellness.

With extensive experience practicing in a variety of evidence-based techniques, Irine values a person-centered, solution-focused approach: promoting strengths, family systems and faith in practice. Irine’s therapeutic methods include CBT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, bereavement/grief counseling, and trauma/culturally informed care therapies.

Outside of work, Irine cherishes moments with her husband and two sons. They enjoy basketball, Boy Scouts, volunteering with their church, and traveling to new destinations around the globe. Whether you’re facing relationship struggles, or simply need someone to listen, connect with Irine to explore how therapy can make a positive difference in your life!

Ashley Pope, LPC- Associate

Supervised by Steven Dorsey, LPC-S

Are you a new parent feeling overwhelmed by the unexpected challenges of parenthood? Is the day-to-day reality different from what you envisioned? Are you bravely undertaking the work of breaking patterns that no longer serve you? You don't have to navigate this journey alone. 


Ashley empathizes with the isolating feelings that can arise when you're challenging the familiar. She is dedicated to meeting each client where they are, offering a safe space for exploration, processing, and growth. As a parent of three children, Ashley understands the unique struggles and joys that come with this profound life transition. 

In addition to her general counseling education, Ashley holds specialized training in perinatal mental health, equipping her to support individuals dealing with emotional challenges that can arise during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Ashley is a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and has a passion for guiding parents in fostering healthy and effective approaches to raising children. 


Counseling Students






Practicum students pursuing licensure in professional counseling are supervised by Shanaci Cook, LPC and are available upon request.

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Ashley's educational journey includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University. Beyond her professional endeavors, she loves spending quality time adventuring with her husband and children, reading, and embracing new experiences. 


If you're ready to take the next step toward a more positive parenting journey, reach out today. Remember, you're not alone in this, Ashley will be here to support and encourage you along the way. 

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