Associate Professor of Counseling; Program Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Jeff Cook joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in the summer of 2020. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Social Science where he also competed four years on the cross country and track and field teams. He then attended Denver Seminary receiving his Master of Divinity in 1998, where he also met and married his wife, Heidi.
Jeff earned his MA in Counseling in 2006 from George Fox University after 12 years of pastoral ministry, and transitioned into his Portland private practice working with couples, families, and individuals, many of whom were healing from the effects of childhood trauma. He then received his Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University and has enjoyed teaching assignments at Saint Mary’s College of California, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Northwest University prior to his arrival at Denver Seminary.
He has maintained a private practice since 2006 and continues to grow as both a clinician and instructor, and served as Clinical Director at both the University of Wisconsin and Northwest University. Jeff has published a series of book chapters and articles in the areas of spiritual development, intersubjective systems theory, and emotion regulation.
He is married to Heidi, who shares his love for the outdoors and the life of the mind. They are blessed with four children: Aspen, Chloe, Sierra, and Kilian. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, and coaching high school cross country and track and field.