Dr. Cooper is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (License PSY 19966). She has been practicing psychotherapy for over 15 years. In addition to running an independent practice in Los Altos, Dr. Cooper is a faculty member of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute. Fueled by a rich passion for AEDP and its focus on connection, working directly with emotions and transformation, she accepted a faculty position in 2009 and remains fully engaged in the teaching and research of AEDP.
She received her Doctorate in Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, where she has served as adjunct faculty and has supervised graduate students. She is interested in seeing AEDP become a more integral part of the graduate school curriculum so that budding clinicians can be exposed to this work very early in their career.
Besides her intense enthusiasm for doing psychotherapy, Dr. Cooper finds tremendous joy in teaching. She offers individual supervision as well as runs small group supervisions to licensed therapists. As well, she is part of an ongoing AEDP Core Training Group in the Bay Area. Dr. Cooper gives workshops in the Bay Area and has taught in the Philippines.
Dr. Cooper served on staff at Kaiser Permanente hospital, working in an outpatient clinic for adolescents with life threatening eating disorders and their families. Here she offered individual, group and family therapy. She was also on call for the Emergency Room. Following her career at Kaiser, she continued on as a consultant offering supervision to psychologists and staff.
Prior to her work in psychology, Dr. Cooper earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. She spent 10 years working in corporations and high tech firms prior to shifting careers.