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Justin Hawkersmith, M.S., NCC

Mental Health Professional


Justin Hawkersmith is a Mental Health Professional at Cook Counseling Center.  His professional experience includes individual, group, and couples therapy as well as educational programming.  He has worked in a variety of settings including counseling services at the high school and collegiate levels for the past 3 years.


Justin’s therapeutic approach is informed by narrative and solution-focused interventions, and he enjoys using mindfulness and art therapy with his clients.  His professional interests include grief and loss, mindfulness, and performance.  Justin has an undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman University and completed his Master of Science in the Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is a National Certified Counselor and previous Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona.

Supervisor: Mary Gaskill, MA.Ed., LPC