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Robin Cooper(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety -Body image-Gender identity & transgender health- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist is no easy task. I provide some information here and on my website. If what I say resonates, reach out. We'll talk to see if I may be able to help.

The field of psychology has a great deal of repair work to do with the LGBTQ+ communities and my hope is to be a part of that repair. I provide safety and build (rebuild) trust with the mental health field to facilitate healing and to allow folks to be exactly who they are. I provide mental health clearance letters for folks pursuing gender affirming surgeries and if you cannot pay my fee, I offer this service at both sliding scale fees and pro bono. It's the least we can do.

My prior graduate training in sociology has proven more useful in my psychotherapy work than I ever imagined. As a result of the sociological lens, I take seriously the impact of structural forces, including institutionalized inequality, white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexual dominance, cisgenderism, ableism, and weight oppression, on our daily lives. Further, I see how the beliefs aligned with these structural forces can take up residency in our hearts and minds. With this framework, psychotherapy is a place to explore and uncover the often hidden ways these forces impact psychological health and also a place to build resilience and hope in the face of discrimination and systemic barriers. Psychotherapy is an act of revolution that has the power to heal both individuals and communities.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Los Angeles LGBT Center, Clinical Psychologist
University of Redlands Counseling Center, Associate Director & Training Director
The Claremont Colleges, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, Post-Doctoral Fellow/Psychologist

The Wright Institute, PsyD (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology), 2010
Stanford University, PhD, Sociology, 2004


California: 25071




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Robin Cooper is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$220 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$80 - $220
  • Initial session:$220 (50min)
  • Gender Affirming Surgery Letter$220 (50min)