Yumi Couper

(LCSW, 4004, 64031)

About Me

No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been very effective in my treatment history. I will always begin where you feel you need to go in therapy and allow you to guide me in your struggles, what you need most and what you desire to gain from therapy. This is a two way relationship and feedback throughout the therapeutic process will only enhance the therapeutic relationship towards your goals. I wish for you to find the inner peace and strength that I know everyone has within them and to be able to achieve and live the life that makes you feel truly alive!

As for some information about myself, I am a retired Army social worker and love that I have had the ability to work with Soldiers throughout a multitude of issues to include PTSD, depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, grief and loss, marital counseling, substance abuse, domestic violence intervention, parenting skills, and adjustment issues. My background and strengths are in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and other desensitization therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. I like to provide psycho-education and lots of coping skills, self-reflective, and other psychological tools to allow patients to learn and grow via hands-on materials. Growth comes with constant practice and application of the things we learn. I hope you will allow me to be part of your journey and I look forward to meeting you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-4004 (Expires: 2022-06-01)

LCSW #64031 (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only been talking with Yumi for a short time, but she has already made me feel validated in my thoughts and feelings. She is amazing at responding, and everything she sends me is thorough and well put. I’m looking forward to talking to her more, and I’m thankful to finally feel heard.

Written by O.L. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Yumi is an amazing counselor. I was hesitant in seeking help through online therapy, but this was the most convenient option for me. And I’m so glad I did! Yumi is extremely helpful in guiding you to view situations in a different light, and assessing how these situations and/or reactions come about. She’s such a blessing, and I highly recommend her!

Written by G.W. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Yumi is smart and helpful. I didn’t know what to expect with this website, but it actually is helping me in a quality way. She really understands things. I definitely would recommend her to others because I feel confident she can effectively help others improve their lives. If I ever need help again after this, I want to have Yumi as my counselor.

Written by M.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Mahalo for your help Yumi!

Written by E.R. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s very good at trying to help me work through the things I bring to her attention. Extremely helpful.

Written by F.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 4 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Absolutely the best, very attuned and understanding and supportive. Thank you!!

Written by D.I. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

For the first time in my life, I feel like I'm being heard. It feels good knowing that my feelings won't be dismissed when I talk to her and that what I'm feeling is okay.

Written by G.A. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Yumi Couper is an incredible psychologist. She's great to talk to. Yumi communicates effectively and really takes the time to understand and hear what you have to say. She responds quickly and in a timely manner. Yumi is not judgmental nor critical. You can tell her anything and it's okay. She's wonderful.

Written by A.U. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Yumi is a very understanding and kind therapist. She has helped me greatly. She is always very prompt with her responses to my messages.

Written by B.E. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Love her! Always positive and puts things in perspective. Best counselor I've ever had.

Written by R.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Yumi has been wonderful asset for me. Highly recommended

Written by A.N. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Yumi is an amazing and she always listens to you and provides new ways of thinking and approaching the problem at hand. Every time I have a session with her I feel more at peace knowing I have her in my corner.

Written by A.N. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I saw Yumi for about 9 months and she helped me tremendously. With her experience, she was able to guide me to realizations that I needed to make, not just give me answers. She helped me break free from my anxiety, depression, addictions, and much more spiritual awakening that I never would have been able to achieve on my own. 14/10 would recommend.

Written by G.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

A wonderful presence of positivity.

Written by E.L. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s great, she listens and give me the tools I need to help myself.

Written by A.S. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Yumi offers sincere and thoughtful advice

Written by M.A. on Dec 05, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Loving everything so far and looking forward to learning more

Written by S.A. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Yumi rocks. I spill my guts and have no idea how anyone could make heads or tails out of it, then she responds and somehow tells me something that gives me the tools to realize what I need to do. I am so thankful for Yumi's counseling I don't even know where to begin. I've been going through some challenging circumstances involving the health of my family and her advice has really made my life and my family's life better. So happy with Yumi and thankful more than anything.

Written by L.A. on Nov 17, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Yumi is an excellent counselor. She is highly supportive, kind, listens well, and reflects back meaningful wisdom. I have gotten a lot out of my sessions with Yumi, and highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by C.H. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wow, I don’t know how to articulate just how much Yumi has truly helped me grow, heal, and love more deeply. She has held the lantern as we walked through some really difficult stuff in the tunnels of my life. She continues to show me so much respect, honesty, encouragement, empowerment, and eases me into genuine self-reflection. When you meet someone who is amazing at their job and you get to reap the benefit of their passion and professionalism, you don’t let that go! Yumi is that and more. I thank God for Yumi, I really do

Written by D.. on Nov 03, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Yumi listens very well and always poses deep questions for me to answer.

Written by K.E. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Yumi Cooper is understanding, very helpful, and responsive. I've been pleased with my experience with her throughout the last several months.

Written by A.L. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Yumi has helped me realize the underlying issues that cause behaviors that I feel are harmful to myself. This has significantly helped me to counteract and address those issues and has resulted in improvement in my mood. She is very supportive and responds quickly to my messages. I am very happy to have her as my counsellor.

Written by G.E. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Very patient and understanding counselor. Constantly provides references and resources to help me gain a better understanding on communication styles/techniques and gives guidance on how to address communication issues.

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Yumi is very friendly, open, and knowledgeable from education to personal experiences. I highly recommend her if you need help and feel like there's no one that could possibly understand you.

Written by S.U. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Yumi Couper is amazing! She’s responsive and helpful. She’s definitely made it easier for me to tell my story and try to figure out what’s happening as we talk about all my emotions. I’ve gone to several in-person counselors and it is always hard to find the right person and the time for counseling. It gets me discouraged and I always stop going to counseling before any work can be done. Even though I signed up not too long ago, I can already see the huge benefits of using BetterHelp and look forward to continuing the counseling on this network! Yumi is great and I have found the resource that lets me express myself completely without holding back. Thank you!

Written by C.H. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Yumi is simply good at what she does. Helpful, informative, insightful, kind, understanding. Everything you could want in a counselor.

Written by J.O. on Jun 14, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Yumi, took all of my anxiety and fears and rationalized them and deciphered them. I have been seeing counselors on and off for nearly 10 years, and for the first time, I feel better about myself and where I am headed. In just a few short sessions, Yumi was able to tailor to my needs and understand where I was coming from. It is refreshing and re-energizing to feel that someone is in my corner and doesn't just see you as a paycheck. She is a great listener, communicator and decipherer, and well worth the time.

Written by M.I. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Yumi is kind and attentive. She responds to my messages in a thoughtful way. Her methods are client driven and she is experienced with soldiers and PTSD, something I don’t see a lot online.

Written by L.O. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Two sessions in and my wife and I love Yumi! Great experience and the sessions have helped us.

Written by J.A. on Apr 10, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She is awesome.

Written by S.H. on Mar 23, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is great at being able to get me to see things from mother perspective. It really helps.

Written by G.E. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thorough enjoyed the communication between the two of us. She was very understanding and helpful.

Written by D.A. on Feb 13, 2019 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Yumi makes me feel understood and gives me wonderful advice. I feel a lot better when I talk to her.

Written by T.X. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Yumi is a great counselor and helped me get over all my problems. She's very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs help.

Written by K.E. on Nov 04, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Yumi has helped me grow in more ways than I can express. In addition to addressing my concerns and what I view to be my biggest challenges, she helps me understand, identify, and work through the underlying issues which cause the things I view to be my biggest challenges. She helps me with self-reflection and identification, and I could not recommend her more highly.

Written by M.A. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I am so happy I finally reached out for help. I was matched with Yumi within just a few hours. With work and home responsibilities, I wasn’t able to contact her for a few days. She checked in and that message alone really helped get me through my week. Knowing someone cared. I highly recommend her. She helped me deal with a manipulative, gaslighting boyfriend who put me down all the time. She helped me understand him and myself. It only took a few days for me to gain clarity and feel lighter. I’m finally smiling and able to be grateful and positive. It is so easy now and I’ve attracted wonderful things as a result. My mental health and life has greatly improved (in just two weeks!) and I can’t thank her enough. I know I’m going to be okay. I feel like I have my sanity back. I can’t thank her enough.

Written by M.I. on Oct 28, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief

Yumi is very tentative, reaches out to see how your doing, gives great recommendations and feel our sessions has help me feel more at was about talking about my personal issues . Highly recommend.

Written by M.A. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have been here a few weeks now and I already feel a bit better. I do have along way to go but Yumi is so good at what she does. She has been pretty spot on with everything. Thank you Yumi for everything so far..

Written by M.O. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Yumi Couper has been great and very understanding. She is willing to work with my schedule and work within my comfort zone. In a very short period of time, I have felt comfortable opening up about things I have never told anyone before, even in multiple years of therapy in the past. She is very kind and patient and I have never once felt judged for anything I have talked about. I truly appreciate her professionalism and insight.

Written by K.I. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Yumi is amazing and so encouraging. She shared so many wonderful tips with me and helped me realize things that I can change for a better life with better relationships.

Written by E.L. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is amazing. I have been able to get over a few things that I never thought I would be able to.

Written by S.T. on Oct 05, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Yumi was wonderful and gave great insight. I will be returning to speak with her when I am ready!

Written by R.A. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

I just recently started working with Yumi, but she has already offered me lots of advice that has helped me with this journey. I look forward to working with her longer, and making progress towards the goals we have set.

Written by D.E. on Sep 25, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Yumi is helpfuland insightful. She has helped me so much with my anger issues though she doesn’t necessarily know it. I’ve become less angry in the time that I’ve talked with her because she has helped me to better know myself and my issues.

She’s an amazing counselor.

Written by M.E. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

It has only been a few days and I feel better. She is great at listening to me, getting me to open up and it makes my day go better knowing that I'll get a message from her. She's very helpful and knowledgeable. I feel a weight slowly being lifted. I went through two other counselors before finding her. I definitely recommend her!

Written by N.A. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 days on issues concerning anger, and career

She was very helpful. I was able to get everything out of my chest at once and she talked about building myself back up and becoming a better person towards others. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by J.E. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Yumi is very intuitive and really understands what it is I'm trying to convey in our sessions. She is incredibly compassionate, relatable, and really truly wants to help. She offers different kinds of therapy and thoroughly explains what is involved in each and makes sure that you're actually ready to go through that particular therapy. I highly recommend Yumi to absolutely everyone.

Written by J.E. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Yumi is a very smart and compassionate person. She listens and gives more insight to help through problems and challenges in my life. She works with me every step of the way. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help from someone that doesn't push but still helps work through issues.

Written by M.A. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, and career

Mrs. Couper is extremely helpful and professional. In a very short time I have managed to learn a lot from my counseling sessions with her and my concerns have been dealt with in the best way I could have hoped for.

Written by L.A. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Working with Yumi Couper has been great! She gets right down to the core of issues and helped tackle them with as much care and consideration any person struggling with self hate and anxiety issues would need.

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

It's been barely a couple weeks and I already feel the weights lifting. Dr. Couper is exceptional.

Written by S.T. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and self esteem

Yumi has been outstanding so far. She has helped me discover new perspectives and is helping me overcome my issues. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.L. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Yumi is really good at identifying the root of your problems. She helped me realize things I was subconsciously thinking about and were really bothering me that I don't even know! I would highly recommend her.

Written by S.L. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is has really helped me in a short amount of time. She understands what I don't know how to and explains it to me- she is awesome!

Written by K.A. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I feel like Yumi really seems to understand me and has been helpful in guiding me through the process of becoming the person I want to be.

Written by A.I. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Yumi is an amazing person to talk to! She understands my problems and helps me analyze my thinking behaviors to really try and pinpoint the problem. She's helped me slowly get back on my feet and look towards the future. Thanks, Yumi!

Written by R.A. on May 09, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

Ms. Cooper is highly knowledgeable and understands my concerns (including concerns I was not aware of until she discerned them).

Written by S.U. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 days

In the first few sessions Yumi was able to pull from me things that have been buried for years. She’s timely with responses, sensitive and also straight forward. She’s truly given me a new lease. Highly recommend!

Written by A.N. on Jul 07, 2017 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Yumi is amazing. Always responds timely. If I have questions or concerns she takes the time to make sure I understand. Even through bad days or weeks, I know if I need her she will answer. It's good knowing someone is there to listen.

Written by K.T. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Yumi is an incredible support. She promptly responds when I reach out to her and has a gentle but honest way of walking me through the issues that I've come to her with. Yumi has also given me tools to use in between our meeting days and checks in just to follow up on my progress. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.M. on Jun 10, 2017 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Yumi is amazing! She is able to work around your schedule to provide the best care possible. I've found that her wide range of credentials has helped me in many different areas of my life. I would highly recommend Yumi!

Written by T.A. on May 27, 2017 after counseling with Yumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Yumi is a great councilor! She has been there for me every time I needed her. She's just a great person and listener. She's awesome!