Kim Cookson

Los Angeles, CA


Kim Cookson is a licensed psychologist and trauma and resiliency informed psychotherapist. Kim combines relational therapy with AF-EMDR and somatic resourcing and processing. Kim practices virtually in California.

Kim taught Dr. Laurel Parnell’s AF-EMDR Basic Training at the Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC), a sliding scale community counseling center located in Los Angeles and Watts, CA, where she created the 9-month Trauma and Resiliency Training Program. SCCC has been providing EMDR to a community confronting systemic trauma, poverty, violence and interpersonal trauma for over a decade. Kim is now shifting her focus to teaching Dr. Parnell’s EMDR Refresher Course for EMDRIA trained therapists who wish to expand their EMDR toolbox to include the AF-EMDR approach and skills.

Kim is also affiliated with the somatically oriented Trauma Resource Institute (TRI), where she is a Community Resiliency Model (CRM) trainer and facilitator as well as a Trauma Resiliency Model Part 1 trainer and facilitator. Kim has traveled to the Philippines, Nepal and Trinidad with TRI, bringing the CRM model to highly diverse communities recovering from natural disasters.

Additional Qualifications

In Practice Since 2003
Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Certified – EMDRIA, Approved Parnell Institute Consultant