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Vicki Cooper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Riverhead, NY. Vicki is passionate about providing those with chronic pain or illnesses improve their mental health. She specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, as often trauma can lead to physical manifestations like autoimmune disease or pain. She also works with those who have depression and anxiety, including those who feel loneliness, frustrated, unheard, or unsupported by their loved ones.
Vicki strives to empower clients to make healthy changes in their lives. She takes a holistic focus on each client, helping them find balance in their lives. She is a compassionate therapist who encourages clients to see their own strengths and natural resilience. She uses hypnotherapy and mindfulness therapies with many of her clients so they can shift their attention intentionally, which can benefit the body in many ways. She also teaches clients about their thought patterns through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as often these thought patterns can lead to an exacerbation of symptoms. Clients leave therapy with many tools to use when they face their psychological or physical symptoms.
Vicki earned a Master’s degree from Stony Brook University. She encourages clients to engage changes that bring them more joy and connection to others, as she knows that these are important elements to living a balanced life.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Concussions - Support after a head injury, monitoring symptoms, and implementing strategies for recovery and healing
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain
New York: 093574