Sari Eckler Cooper LCSW is a licensed therapist and an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist who sees individuals and couples for general psychotherapy issues. She has been in private practice for over 20 years. Some people who have never been to a therapist may have preconceived notions of what therapy is, based on what they’ve heard from friends, seen in the media, or what their families told them when they were growing up. Other clients have had mediocre or downright negative experiences with past therapists and are more cautious about starting again. While some people were in treatment for a different issue entirely at another point in their life and have now seen the need to get help on a recent challenge.
Sari’s psychotherapy practice offers clients an opportunity to improve their communications skills, reach personal, professional and sexuality goals, heal emotional wounds from childhood or previous relationships with a well-trained professional who is non-judgemental, supportive and clinically astute about relational issues. Sari utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, psychodynamic and family systems theoretical frameworks in addition to mindfulness and exercise intelligence when she works with clients. She approaches each client with respect and empathy to help them move forward in constructive, growth-affirming ways. She believes in strength-based treatment and encouraging clients to make breakthroughs that they view as necessary for a more fulfilling life. She has a calm, curious and warm style of dialogue so that people of varying backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender identification, and religions feel comfortable talking in a session.
Some of the common general therapy issues that people are seen by Sari include:
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety
- Drinking too much Alcohol or Using Chemical Substances to Numb Pain
- Communication problems with spouses/partners, parents, and/siblings
- Power Struggles
- Body image issues
- Childhood Abuse
- Adult Children of Alcoholics or Addicts
- Divorce and Separation
- Death of a close relative or friend