Aaron Cooper, PhD

aaron cooper

Aaron Cooper, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

He earned his doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977, following a three-year internship at the Loyola Guidance Clinic. Prior to that, he received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Northwestern University (1973) and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Harvard University (1972).

Dr. Cooper was Director of Mental Health at the Guadalupe Medical Center in Daly City, California, prior to joining the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he specialized in brief therapy with individuals and couples and taught workshops in couple communication for 18 years. For 25 years, he maintained a private practice and consulted to family agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2008, Dr. Cooper co-authored I Just Want My Kids to be Happy: Why You Shouldn't Say It, Why You Shouldn't Think It, What You Should Embrace Instead, which received highest honors in the 2008 Mom's Choice Awards and was a finalist in the 2008 Indie Excellence Awards. His thoughts about youth and family issues have been cited in over 500 newspapers, magazines and websites from coast to coast. A member of the American Psychological Association, he speaks regularly to parents and educators throughout the Chicago area.

Dr. Cooper works with individuals, couples and families.

Clinical Interests: individuals and couple counseling; adoption; family counseling; LGBT issues and identity; LGBT families with children; child guidance and parenting concerns; divorce issues; grief counseling; couples communication

Family Institute Locations: Downtown Chicago, Evanston

Call 847-733-4300, ext. 263 to speak with Registration and make an appointment with this therapist.

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