I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) whose combined expertise in the areas of social work and mental health span 18 years. Prior to becoming an LPC, I dedicated over eleven years as a social worker with the State of Georgia providing social work services to children and adults across the state of Georgia. As a social worker, I provided skilled services in the areas of therapeutic foster care, child adoption, and child abuse investigation. As a Counselor, I specialize in treatment for addiction, depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, and anger.
Additionally, I provide independent, contract mental health counseling services as an individual counselor, family counselor to a counseling provider in metro Atlanta. I hold a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC011471
Teristan Cooper has been an outstanding resource for me as I cultivate good mental health. He listens, checks on me regularly, and gives meaningful feedback.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Teristan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief
I appreciate how Teristan helps me organize my thoughts on current struggles so that I can investigate deeper. He also has given me permission to take my time to make decisions. It has helped me relax and be okay with process.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Teristan for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
He’s been amazing a great listener that has help me expand my thinking and how I handle certain situations. Also help me dig deeper into my past to learn more about myself and why I am the way I am
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Teristan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Teristan is a great therapist, he’s very understanding and compassionate and I’m very happy to have a great mentor in my life.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Teristan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Teristan is a complete gentleman. Very laid back and easy to talk to. He has years of experience and it shows. He help me with questions I never thought to ask myself. I believe I made some breakthroughs. Thanks
Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Teristan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and career difficulties
So far I am noticing improvement, I am more than pleased with my therapist
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Teristan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd