Dr. Cole grew up in Baltimore, which she still loves despite its current bad reputation. She first majored in art, which is still a passion, but switched to psychology and became a school psychologist. Unfortunately, school psychology became an arm of special education and so most of her work was testing and participating in IEP meetings, and not enough was psychotherapy. She then retrained at Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology, which she has enjoyed. She received more training in work with patients with trauma histories, in EMDR (certified), in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (certified), and OCD (certified) and Trichotillomania (certified), and Tourettes and Tics. She is also well trained in Hypnosis.