Therapist Profile

Name:
Jill M. Cooper, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
305 N. California Ave. Palo Alto, AA 94301 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(650) 529-5188
License Number
LMFT50887
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
MFC #50887, ATR

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Children, adolescents, and adults often undergo stressful changes and experiences. You may encounter tremendous difficulties. Are you, or your child, feeling lonely, anxious, hopeless, or overwhelmed? At times, life may seem impossible to manage, but there are solutions. I believe people are incredibly resilient: they can learn, cope, and adapt. You can heal and improve your quality of life. Whether it is academic underachievement, emotional or behavioral difficulties, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, infertility, trauma, or grief and loss, therapy can help. As a psychotherapist, I can provide support and guidance to help you adjust to these changes, and experience a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Childhood and adolescence is a very unique developmental time in life. There are many issues that children and teens face that require specialized evaluation and treatment. All of my professional experience has been spent working with children, adolescents, and their families. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, and have developed many tools that allow me to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with them, and help them to implement positive changes in their life. I consider this relationship to be the key, which allows children and adolescents to be receptive to change, and enables them to unlock their inherent potential. In addition to treating children and adolescents, I also specialize in working with individuals of any age who are dealing with infertility, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, and depression are often intertwined. Infertility and/or pregnancy loss is filled with grief, riddled with anxiety and sadness, and can be traumatic. I am a professional member of Resolve, the National Infertility Association. I have experience working with infertility patients, children and adults experiencing grief and loss issues, and adult survivors of trauma. As a Registered Art Therapist, I also offer Art Therapy as an alternative to verbal therapy. Art Therapy can help people express their thoughts and feelings during therapy. This can be particularly useful with children and adolescents, or trauma victims, who may have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings.

About My Practice

Office Hours
3 pm- 8 pm
Services
Child, adolescent, family, and individual counseling.
Insurance
Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., Sociology with Honors, Mills College M.A., Marital & Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Cognitive-Behavioral
Narrative
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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