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Robin Cooper is a licensed clinical psychologist in the greater Los Angeles area. She provides individual psychotherapy, in person in her Claremont office as well as via telehealth, to adults in California. She specializes in LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on providing affirming care for transgender and gender expansive folks. She life transitions, sexual orientation, gender identity, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, and body image/chronic dieting.
Dr. Cooper holds a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) and has over 15 years of clinical experience. Before moving into private practice, Dr. Cooper was a clinical psychologist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in the Transgender Behavioral Program. Prior to the LA LGBT Center, Dr. Cooper worked for ten years in university counseling seeing patients struggling with anxiety, relationships, identity (sexual orientation, gender identity, racial identity, etc.) body image concerns and chronic dieting, and grief and loss.
Providing a safe nonjudgmental space that is compassionate, warm, and collaborative, Dr. Cooper draws from relational, psychodynamic, feminist, sociocultural and affect-focused theories in her work. She believes that so much of our suffering is rooted in feeling alone and disconnected. We feel far away from important parts of ourselves and from others. Therapy is a place where we are curious together, where we seek reconnection with ourselves and others, and where we practice self-compassion as a way through emotional pain. Importantly, her personal and professional values are deeply rooted in social justice. She takes seriously the sociocultural contexts in which we live our lives. Our experiences of marginalization, oppression, and privilege shape our experiences in the world and thus, our understanding of ourselves. She is dedicated to the practice of cultural humility, antiracism, feminism, size inclusivity, anti-ableism, and allyship.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Robin Cooper is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 13 years
Los Angeles LGBT Center, Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - 2023
University of Redlands Counseling Center, Associate Director & Training Director, 2012 - 2020
The Claremont Colleges, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, Post-Doctoral Fellow/Psychologist, 2011 - 2012
The Wright Institute, PsyD (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology), 2010
Stanford University, PhD, Sociology, 2004