Yumi Couper

(LCSW)

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
  • Anger management
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-4004 (Expires: 2019-06-30)

LCSW #64031 (Expires: 2019-04-30)


Reviews

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 S.H. on Nov 03, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She always gets back to me in a timely manner.

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 B.E. on Jul 27, 2018 after counseling with Yumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Yumi is great and listens to what the root of the issue is.

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!