Mary Anne Cook, MFA, DASD
MARY ANNE COOK focuses on grief and life transitions, working with both individuals and groups. She adapts and responds to individual needs drawing on her training in three distinct fields, counseling, mindfulness, and the creative arts. Mary Anne has a diploma in Spiritual Direction from the San Francisco Theological Seminary, studied at NYU’s School of Social Work, is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and has an MFA in Acting from NYU. She has worked as a spiritual director and grief counselor for over 10 years, and is on staff at the Interfaith Counseling Center and the Mindfulness Care Center. In addition, she has provided grief support at Glide Memorial Church, served families at Hospice by the Bay, and worked with bereaved children and their guardians at Josie’s Place, all in the Bay Area, and the Wendt Center and Smith Center for Arts and Healing in Washington, D.C.