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Cooley joins Prairie View staff

Newton, Kan. – Prairie View is pleased to announce the addition of David Cooley, T-LMLP, to its clinical staff as temporary licensed masters level psychologist. He will work with children, adolescents and adults, and will begin August 13.

Cooley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Schaumburg, Ill. He is currently a Psy.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, Child & Family concentration.

“Since childhood I have always been a keen observer of human behavior. As a teenager planning for college, I decided that I wanted to learn what internal and external factors contributed to the differences I observed in people,” he said. “As I worked on my major in undergrad, I found more enjoyment in working directly with individuals which led me to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology opposed to research psychology.”

Cooley has spent the past year at Prairie View’s Youth and Family Services as a Switch Intern through the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program. The program “allowed me to gain a first hand perspective regarding the level of professionalism and care provided within this organization. I have noticed that Prairie View staff members, regardless of their task or position, take pride in what they do and do it to the best of their abilities. I knew I wanted to be a part of something like that.”

Cooley’s treatment specialties include testing for individuals ages 7 to 64 and therapy for individuals ages 11 to 64, including anxiety, anger management, ADHD, behavioral problems, couples therapy and relationship issues, depression, family issues, men and masculinity issues, PTSD, general psychological testing, ADHD testing, and neuropsychological screening.

He will provide outpatient services at Prairie View’s Newton office, located at 1901 East First Street.

For information, call 316-284-6400 or 1-800-992-6292.