M.A. — Loyola University of Chicago
M.A.T — Northwestern University
B.A. Cum Laude — Harvard College
During Dr. Cooper’s forty plus years as a psychotherapist, he has been exposed to a great many therapeutic approaches and schools of thought and has assembled his own eclectic framework. How he approaches couples counseling differs in some ways from how he approaches family and individual therapy, but all his work is informed by the belief that our emotions tell us a lot about ourselves and our relationships — and so are critically important to understand. Perhaps most of all, what he’s learned firsthand from his life experiences as a son, parent, grandparent, and partner in a long-term relationship inform his approach with his clients in a significant way.
Dr. Cooper is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Cooper, A., and & Keitel, E. (2008). I Just Want My Kids To Be Happy. Late August Press. This guide for parents describes the many reasons why striving to keep our children happy can backfire and lead to varieties of behavioral and emotional problems.