My Approach to Helping
We specialize in creating healing, transformative growth, and empowerment in people recovering from sexual abuse and assault, community violence, and domestic or intimate partner violence (IPV). Dr. Cooper-Lovett also works with adults and children who have witnessed IPV. She helps couples with communication and intimacy issues, as well as issues with sex and sexuality.
In therapy, our goal is to build a trusting, safe, healing space where clients can safely share their challenges in the hopes of finding healing. I believe in helping clients recreate their stories to foster empowerment and transformative growth.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
It is crucial for me as a therapist to build the relationship with individuals. I believe that if I don't have the great relationship then I cannot be effective as it relates to treatment. I have a lot of first timers who have never done therapy before. My job is to make them feel comfortable in sharing their difficult life circumstances with me with the hopes that we can begin the healing process but that cannot occur without us building the relationship with one another.
What Makes up a Problem?
I am grounded in narrative therapy and believe that the person is not the problem but the problem is the problem. I purposely remove the problem from the individual and tell them to think about it as a thing that is trying to infiltrate their lives and tackle it from there. I always share that the goal is not to win every battle but to win the war against the problem.