Chaney Cook

Chaney Cook

Associate Director and Clinical Director of Counseling Services

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Health & Counseling Center
  • Counseling Services

What I do

Dr. Cook's areas of interest include working with clients who are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, personality disorders and self- harming behaviors. She uses clients’ strengths and a collaborative approach to determine the best course of treatment. Dr. Cook also enjoyed providing clinical supervision to trainees and new professionals seeking mental health licensure. Dr. Cook has completed both the Animals and Human Health Certification and the Canine Assisted Intervention Specialist Certification programs through DUGSSW program in order to implement animal-assisted therapy into her work. Her puppy, Rylie (a mini goldendoodle) is a therapy-dog-in-training and accompanies Dr. Cook in her sessions on campus Mondays and Wednesdays.

Personal Interests: Dr. Cook enjoys watching football (big Broncos fan and raised a Cowboys fan), traveling to foreign countries (on country number 58), playing/walking her dog and spending time creating stone art with her partner.

Professional Biography

Dr. Cook has over twenty five years of experience working with young adults, couples, families and adolescents, especially those within college and university settings. Dr. Cook was the Director of Counseling and worked on staff at Regis University for 17 years before coming to DU as the Associate Director/Clinical Director. In addition, she has maintained a small private practice for over 20 years.


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Denver, 2001
  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from University of Denver, 2000
  • Masters of Education in Community Counseling from University of Oklahoma, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, 1990

Licensure / Accreditations

Licensed Clinical Psychologist - 2002
Authorized to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology - 2020