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Alisha Cooper, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

HELLO. Thank you for stopping by. My name is "AC" (Alisha) and I am a licensed professional counselor.

Thank you for stopping by

I am trained clinically as a therapist. However, the reason I do this type of work is for a much deeper and meaningful reason. I will have to take you to the past for a moment. I have religious roots but they were not good ones in terms of helping me understand the things that I was struggling emotionally. If those challenged endured for a long time, there was really no help. It was summed up as not having "enough" faith. Tired of hearing this sentiment, I pursued counseling for Christians who felt like they were faithless because they had struggles. I wanted to stop this from perpetuating one person at a time.

What you can expect from a counselor who is a Christian? You can expect that you will not be shamed into thinking that you do not have enough faith.
In fact, we may not even talk about faith in sessions unless you ask for that. I say to people that I am a Christian so that you know my core values. Do I have people that do not share the same values? I sure do... not to talk about my values but what you are seeking relief in with kindness and care.

Before we do: Here are a few things to expect:
1. Nervousness-What will happen? How will I feel? What should I say or not say? There are questions that can cause some nervousness. Just remember, everything that you have experienced is part of the human experience. Say what you want if you want, when you want.

2. Feeling like what's the Point-"I don't feel a change". Some times a light will flicker in therapy BUT not always in every session will that occur. But whether it occurs in real time or not, what we talk about is always working on you consciously or subconsciously. You will know when you notice that a new way of looking at something happens and think to yourself, "That is a new though or different reaction that I had." This delayed reaction to a therapy session is actually more common!

3. Frustration-As you do your "work", you'll notice that people who you are in relationship have not. Learning how to take your new found skills and freedom into the world takes a new perspective. Who are you now regardless of all circumstances is the question that you will be able to answer. This means that despite what others do or don't do, you will be OK.

4. It is time to Fly- You will find at some point in your personal work that you are not as distressed and you are better able to manage thoughts that once brought you distress. You are spreading your wings and will not have an imminent need for counseling. No matter when this occurs for you, I want you to fly. It may be time for you to end your subscription and do just that. If a few weeks have passed and you have not used the service, you are likely taking flight on something new that you discovered. Please Fly High. No need to feel as though you have to maintain your subscription "just in case". You can always come back later if you'd like.

5. Flexibility and Persistent pesky gnats. That is what I am calling thoughts and feelings that just need time to stop appearing and biting. Do not feel odd if you still fight to fan off pesky thoughts. Likely there is a "holding on" to a thought, belief, image, or something else that you have not fully released. This is where the need for flexibility comes in. You will have to be flexible and not hold on rigidly to the way you have interpreted things (even though you are sure that you are "right") . Even if you are right, you still may be left feeling less than free. Counseling is a good tool to see what is left in your thoughts that need to be re-worked.
6. Never Compare Yourself to Others. Do the best that you can do. That is Enough.

You are free to choose any time that you see on the calendar. If you need to verify that your time zone is reflected accurately, know that I am in the Eastern Time Zone in the US (EST time). Your time zone as listed on your account will be seen. If you travel outside that time zone, a good app is World Time Buddy to verify.

My commitment to you is that I will be on-time and prepared for your session. I will not respond to other clients while I am in session with you. Should I have to reschedule an appointment, I will do that as soon as possible, likely days in advance as not to disrupt your plans. I will then get you reschedule ASAP. If I have an personal emergency and need to cancel the next day, I will inform you promptly of my situation and when I will be available.
I ask that you take the same care when scheduling or cancelling.

The Golden Rule Policy for No-shows or a Same Day cancellation.

Please cancel 24 hours in advance. This allows for your block to be used. Cancellations that occur the same day, prevents anyone else from scheduling in that time.

Emergencies do happen and I take a person's word for it without explanation. The honor system is enough :) In the case of a true emergency, you are free to reschedule as you wish. Crises and emergencies are rare. However, should 2 emergencies occur resulting in you not maintaining your appointment, please talk to me so that I can understand your unique needs before attempting to reschedule.

If the no-show/same-day cancellation was for any other reason and you would like another appointment, I ask that you message me and Request a Same- Day appointment. I will give you the times that are open for the day you contact me. This it lessens the chance of a repeat no-show and I can serve efficiently.

Have a lovely day,

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Women's issues

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alisha Cooper. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Alisha is a great therapist and I am grateful to have been paired with her. I have had therapy throughout my adult life, so I wanted someone who could meet me where I am on the journey and she did that so smoothly. She is very knowledgeable about ways to help me from work to my family. She is kind and compassionate and a great listener. I appreciate her high level of expertise, her professional poise, and how she can always clearly see what guidance I need. I highly recommend her!

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

This was my first time ever doing therapy/ Counseling and i am grateful to God for being involved in this process. He paired me with Alisha and she has been a God sent. May God richly bless you for the work you are doing!

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Alisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Alisha is amazing, I have only worked with her for a few sessions thus far but I can tell the experience will be 10/10 already. Thanks so much in advance!!!

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

My time with A.C. has been amazing! She is a great listener, she values you as an individual, and wants to see you succeed. She has helped me so much with avoiding negative thoughts and feeling and replacing them with healthier ones. Our discussions have allowed me to adopt new perspectives that made me look at my world, relationships, and circumstances differently. Furthermore, A.C. taught me inspirational mantras and how to outline goals and aspirations that direct me onto a path to a higher quality of living. Overall, I would definitely recommend A.C. for anyone looking for a fantastic therapist. I don't where I would be without her.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Alisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

My sessions are very useful in dealing with my issues.

Written on Jan 01, 2024 after therapy with Alisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Alisha is a God sent. My sessions with her have been exactly what I needed. She didn’t just spew therapy rhetoric but actually talked and listened and helped me develop effective strategies. She really helped me refocus on God and helped me het back on track.
God bless you Alisha, may He continue to empower you for His glory!

Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Alisha for 1 month