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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , 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 , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW-4004 (Expires: 2022-06-01)
LCSW #64031 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Other #EL03941 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Yumi has been absolutely amazing in our sessions and has truly allowed me to open up and feel comfortable. I know this is a safe space and she has been fundamental in this process. Thank you so much Yumi! You are the best.
Yumi has really listened to me and what my concerns are. I feel heard when I talk to her and she's given me some healthy tools to cope with my experiences. I honestly feel like she's moving me in a positive direction that I could not have done on my own.
Yumi is great! She’s really good at helping me shift my focus to the positive and practical side of situations that would otherwise send me down a dark tunnel of self doubt and anxiousness. And she’s very accommodating when I need a more flexible schedule.
Yumi is incredibly supportive. She’s so authentic with her conversations. I’m very pleased with how she handles my issues and how much she’s enlightened me to listen to myself. She’s empathetic but also shows tough love in ways that empowers me. She’s a breath of fresh air anytime we chat or anytime I have a message from her. She makes me feel supported in my journey.
She’s been a huge light in my life these past months and I couldn’t be more grateful for her. Thanks Yumi for being there , listening, & being a guide to a new chapter in my life . Wish you nothing but peace , love , happiness , & abundance in your life . Thank you
Yumi cooper has been excellent so far in my treatments. She has been supportive and understanding and is willing to help me!
Yumi has been very helpful in helping me deal with the issues I've been facing. She very much cares for her patients and is an amazing help!
I've been seeing Yumi for almost a month now. I find her extremely accessible, especially through chat and journal sharing (which I chose the option for). She asks excellent open-ended questions, that require more introspection than a "yes/no" answer. This allows me time to process what she has asked, sit with it, and through this, move deeper into what are the driving forces of my behavior. Through this introspection and gaining tools, I hope to once again be in the driver's seat of my behavior and not the helpless passenger, careening close to the cliff's edge.
We’ve only been meeting for a couple of weeks, but I already notice the difference in my disposition and thoughts I have about the things we’ve discussed in our sessions. I’m happy this far. She’s been very supportive and easy to talk to.
Yumi has been blessing in my life. I was in a very dark place and she helped me find myself and get back on my feet. I am so grateful to have a kind and supportive person like her in my life. I feel like I have turned my life around for the best and I definitely look forward to continuing work with her she is fantastic
My time was short with Yumi, but she was helpful in putting to terms how I felt and gave me good advice how on to change my mindset to see things in a more positive light.
Thank you Yumi
Yumi cooper is so helpful insightful and specific in her feedback. She is not quick to jump to generaliZations—she sits with what I have to say until we both land on the theme or bigger picture together. This has been so incredibly helpful for me and I have tried therapy many times before but never felt like I was getting anywhere with my problems. She’s so great!
It’s been very helpful being able to share how I’m feeling with someone who can talk you through it. It’s hard to talk to friends and family because they want to make it better. But with Yumi, she really tries to get behind what’s causing my anxiety.
I’ve been working with Yumi on and off when I needed advised. She’s been very helpful to me. I’m glad I tried online therapy.
She's very patient and thorough. She listens to me and empathizes and responds to what I talk to her about with compassion and helpful reasoning and suggestions.
Someone who listens and gives advice when needed. She's always there for you .
Although my time with Yumi was short, she definitely changed my perspective on a few things. She’s a very understanding counselor and helps make some hard decisions easier. If you get the chance to work with her, you’d be in great hands.
I really liked my connection with Yumi the only reason I changed was scheduling. She is very easy to speak with and always has a meaningful response/
Yumi was so knowledgeable and open from the beginning. She help me see myself from a different perspective and always gave me her full attention through her extensive responses
Yumi is excellent and extremely helpful. She is well versed in a lot of psychological issues and ways of functioning and she always answer with compassion and clear communication.
She also is always very frank and doesn’t tiptoe around sensitive topics which I hugely appreciate.
I would be in so much more difficult a place if it wasn’t for her. Thank you Yumi Cooper!
She’s great! She had me talking about things I had no idea that I held onto!
I found this website through an article I found in searching for answers to my own personal behavior patterns. The ease of setting up the counseling was a huge factor in my connecting with a counselor. My counselor is factual and neutral. I keep expecting to be judged by her, but she doesn't judge me. Instead gently shows me patterns of behavior that I need to address. I feel blessed to have found this outlet.
Yumi has helped me to better understand myself and how my thinking affects my mental health. I am learning to identify self-defeating thoughts and to develop
more constructive and healthy coping skills. I appreciate her objectivity and ability to bring out the best in me!
I rarely keep in touch, but she checks on me and let’s me know she’s still available. I really appreciate that.
I just started Counseling with her recently, but she makes you feel comfortable and asks good questions.
It's really amazing how much Dr. Couper understands from what I write. I really appreciate the way she communicates showing so much understanding and empathy. She definitely made me feel safe to open up my problems to her. She addresses my issues and concerns more than I am aware and gives me really helpful feedback and positive guidance. I really appreciate all her caring hard work!
Yumi is very comptent and helpful- provides me with meaningful insights into my situation.
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.
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!
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.
Mahalo for your help Yumi!
She’s very good at trying to help me work through the things I bring to her attention. Extremely helpful.
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.
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.
Yumi is a very understanding and kind therapist. She has helped me greatly. She is always very prompt with her responses to my messages.
Love her! Always positive and puts things in perspective. Best counselor I've ever had.
Yumi has been wonderful asset for me. Highly recommended
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.
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.
A wonderful presence of positivity.
She’s great, she listens and give me the tools I need to help myself.
Yumi offers sincere and thoughtful advice
Loving everything so far and looking forward to learning more
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.
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!
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
Yumi listens very well and always poses deep questions for me to answer.
Yumi Cooper is understanding, very helpful, and responsive. I've been pleased with my experience with her throughout the last several months.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Yumi is simply good at what she does. Helpful, informative, insightful, kind, understanding. Everything you could want in a counselor.
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.
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.
Two sessions in and my wife and I love Yumi! Great experience and the sessions have helped us.
She is awesome.
She is great at being able to get me to see things from mother perspective. It really helps.
Thorough enjoyed the communication between the two of us. She was very understanding and helpful.
Yumi makes me feel understood and gives me wonderful advice. I feel a lot better when I talk to her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
She is amazing. I have been able to get over a few things that I never thought I would be able to.
Yumi was wonderful and gave great insight. I will be returning to speak with her when I am ready!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been barely a couple weeks and I already feel the weights lifting. Dr. Couper is exceptional.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Ms. Cooper is highly knowledgeable and understands my concerns (including concerns I was not aware of until she discerned them).
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!