Lily Cooksey, Psy.D.
“I love getting to know the children, playing games with them, and hearing about all of their successes.”
Role at Wright Psychology and Learning Center:
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, providing individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and their families.
Favorite part of the job:
Getting to know the children and families, playing games with them, and hearing about all of their successes (as well as hearing the funny things the children say). I also especially enjoy running experimental groups where we work with children to learn new skills through playing and engaging with others.
I began working with children with autism spectrum disorder while in college. I was trained in ABA interventions and used these skills in one-on-one behavioral sessions as well as providing community and school-based interventions.
I went on to pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology at Spalding University, specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. Throughout graduate school, I worked providing in-home individual and family therapy to families in crisis through a local mental health agency.
I attended Momentous Institute in Dallas, Texas for my internship and post-doctoral fellowship. There I provided group, individual, and family therapy; conducted play-based assessments; and developed and ran social skills groups for children.
I also provided individual counseling and social skills groups within a private elementary and middle school, as well as within a private practice in Dallas, Texas.
Today I serve as a psychologist at The University of Louisville Autism Center, in addition to providing child and family therapy at Wright Psychology.