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Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW

Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW

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Sari Cooper is a licensed individual and couples psychotherapist and sex therapist. She is in private practice in New York City and has been helping individuals and couples (straight and gay) overcome their emotional, psychological and sexual issues for 18 years.

She received her bachelor's in fine arts from The Juilliard School. Following a professional career in dance, she returned to school for her master's in social work from Hunter College. She graduated from the post-graduate program in family and couples therapy at The Ackerman Center for the Family and from the Human Sexuality Program/UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Sex Therapy. 

She uses a holistic approach to help individuals and couples connect emotionally and sexually in authentic ways with their partners. She has helped couples renew their trust and transform their relationship when one partner has been unfaithful, and she has worked with clients who have experienced emotional abuse or neglect or physical abuse and violence. Clients have also come with anxiety-related issues that prevent them from relating successfully to others personally, sexually or professionally.

Ms. Cooper is a member of the following professional organizations:
•    American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
•    International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
•    Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
•    National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  
•    Occupational Clinical Practitioners Group (OCPG)
•    Ackerman Institute for the Family Alumni Association

She has presented talks on "How to Talk to Your Child about Sex and Crushes," "Why the Light Goes Out and How to Turn It Back On" and "Body Image Issues and How they Affect One’s Sex Life." She’s a featured expert on the Web sites www.health.com and www.tween.com and in Timeout New York, Esquire and Contemporary Sexuality. She writes a blog at www.saricooper.com.