Specialties: Anxiety, Marriage and Couples Therapy, Services for Organizations
DR. COOPER RETIRED AS OF DECEMBER 31,2019.
Dr. Cooper has been in private clinical psychological practice since 1973. He has previously developed and directed a number of personnel counseling programs. Dr. Cooper received his doctorate in clinical psychology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1973. He holds a Certificate in Professional Management from the University of North Carolina’s Young Executive Institute. Dr. Cooper also serves as the Director of Professional Affairs for the North Carolina Psychological Association. His clinical and consultation practice concentrates on the issue of conflict resolution and using the resolution of conflicts to enhance satisfaction, productivity, and quality of life for individuals, families, work groups, and organizations. He offers clinical services to individuals and families, and consultation and coaching services for family owned businesses and larger organizations. He has received the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence given for a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program to develop computer augmentation for treatment of depression (1987); the Heiser Award from the American Psychological Association for Mental Health Advocacy (1998); and the President’s Award from North Carolina Psychological Association for outstanding work on reimbursement and access for clients and psychologists (2004).
Since early in my career, I have been interested in how people are affected by their environments. Since the most important part our environment is usually the other people we live and work with, I have focused my career on trying to improve the relationships between people in their families and work places. Understanding and respecting the causes of conflicts and helping create processes for transforming those conflicts into satisfying resolutions has been at the heart of my professional work.
Certifications and Associations:
American Psychological Association
North Carolina Psychological Association
National Register of Health Service Providers
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
North Carolina Employee Professionals Association
Phone Number: (919) 929-1227 or (919) 442-1113 (voicemail)
Appointments: Appointments are available Monday-Friday. To make an appointment you may contact his assistant who schedules his appointments at (919) 929-1227. You may also leave a message in Dr. Cooper’s voice mail.Issues: Aging Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Development and Transition, Chronic Psychiatric Conditions, Coping with Pain, Coping with Physical Illness, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Individual Therapy, Depression, Employee Assistance Programs, Grief and Loss, Marriage/Couples Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Relationships, Services for Organizations, Stress Management, Transition to Retirement