Greg Cooney

Greg Cooney

Greg Cooney MA, LPC has a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, holding licensure in Illinois.

National Provider Identifier: 1992413314

All MCO counselors are approved to work in all 50 states.

EXPERTISE LEVEL: Certified

RATE: $310/per month

Connect: (855) 755-3797 ext. 0120

A Note From Greg

I am passionate about helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues. Through assisting individuals explore their thoughts and emotions I aim to help them gain an understanding of who God created them to be and embrace the freedom available to them through Christ.

I have 16 years of experience working with individuals facing homelessness and addiction. I have worked both one-on-one with individuals seeking sobriety as well as designed and implemented programs that lead to long-term success in recovery. I have often seen individuals who have various mental health issues intertwined with their addiction and find great fulfillment in helping those who feel alone and/or forgotten.

The bulk of my experience has been in the realm of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Not only do I enjoy using these techniques to help individuals pursue recovery, but I also enjoy utilizing them to assist both teams and individuals manage conflicts in their relationships.

Greg Cooney

Counselor Competency

MyCounselor has as its aim to be the gold standard in faith-based mental health. Our counselors are required to have undergraduate studies in theology, practical ministry, or psychology and have completed a graduate (master’s) degree in mental health (professional counseling, clinical social work, marriage & family therapy, etc.).

  • We only hire around 2% of applicants
  • Require at least a Master’s Degree in Mental Health
  • 2-Year Post-Graduate Residency in Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC)
  • 400+ hours of Continuing Education each year

After submitting an application package that includes transcripts, references, and video responses to a structured interview, qualified candidates are invited into a multi-stage interview process. During the process candidates will meet with clinical supervisors, perform a mock therapy session, and participate in a training with the MyCounselor clinical team. If advanced from the final interview with the Director of Clinical Services, candidates are offered a position on the clinical team and matriculated into the MyCounselor residency.

During residency counselors complete multiple rotations of clinical training and experience with specific populations, including individuals, couples, families, and teens. Specifically, residents are trained in the MyCounselor proprietary model of care: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC) as applied in practice with various presenting issues.

The thorough training our counselors receive in a broad array of specialized rotations equips them to address counseling concerns ranging from the common to the complex.

Counselor Residency Rotation

Individual: Trauma-Informed Care (AEDP, AF-EMDR, IFS, EFIT)

Presenting Issue(s): Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, grief, aloneness, shame, insecurity, self-esteem, addictions, friendships, work dissatisfaction, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, childhood sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spiritual stagnation


Couples: De-escalation & Attachment Bond Restructuring (EFT)

Presenting Issue(s): Communication, trust, parenting, money, in-laws, expectations, roles


Couples: Sex Therapy (ABCST)

Presenting Issue(s): Sexless marriages, pain disorders, arousal disorders, desire differences


Couples: Sexual Addiction & Infidelity Recovery (CSAT)

Presenting Issue(s): Porn & sex addiction, sexual affairs, emotional affairs


Couples: Dating & Premarital (SYMBIS)

Presenting Issue(s): Premarital, family of origin concerns, relational expectations, commitment difficulties, compatibility questions, conflict resolution, wedding stressors, friend group conflicts


Family & Teen Issues:

Presenting Issue(s): Divorced & blended family dynamics, teen development issues


Group Therapy Dynamics:

Presenting Issue(s): Group work across a variety of focus areas


Personal Development Coaching:

Presenting Issue(s): Coaching for personal and professional development

Recent Testimonial

I have been very impressed with our experience with Gregory Cooney. My husband was willing to do marriage counseling, but was definitely going into it with a sour attitude. I had no idea if things were going to change. By probably our 4th session my husband was seeing the benefits to why marriage counseling was important for our relationship and communication. Gregory has a great approach to helping couples and I am so thankful our marriage is on a healing path thanks to his help.

-Sara J. G.

Greg’s Most Recent Article
MyCounselor Says: Low T + ED = Selfish by Josh Spurlock

Post Date: March 12, 2024

By: Greg Cooney

This question is for the sports fans out there:  have you ever had to settle for listening to the game on the radio rather than getting to watch the action on the big screen?  Though watching the game on TV can be exciting, for me, there is something about hearing every moment called out in real time that adds to the level of excitement.   It requires a different level of focus, which often highlights details that you might miss otherwise.  There is something about naming every movement that requires us to stay in the moment, forcing us to forget about the last play that went wrong or what might happen next.   Calling the play-by-play requires a level of presence that can enhance the overall experience, and when applied to marriage, it serves as a game changer in navigating difficult conversations.  

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