Dr. Pelton Cooper is now providing psychological services on a platform that complies with the legal HIPAA confidentiality requirements. We will be able to see and hear each other in real time. When you schedule an appointment, you will receive the link.
I have been practicing for over 20 years. My clinical psychology work has been with students in a university counseling center and with men, women, and teenagers in my private practice. I also do EAP work for miners and hospital employees. My approach varies with individual clients but is predominantly based on Relational, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques.
My areas of expertise in psychology include women's health and psychological concerns across the lifespan, the effect of male and female gender roles on relationships, diversity in sexual orientation, Asperger/Autism in adult populations, ethics, and social justice for people with clinical diagnoses. I am also trained as an AsperCoach and I specialize in working with couples in which one or both has mild Autism.
Before my graduate work in clinical psychology I was an obstetrics and public health nurse.
For over a decade I taught psychology to undergraduates on a full time
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"Love Worth Making: How to have Ridiculously Great Sex In a Long-Lasting Relationship" St Martin's Press.
Eva Mendes (2015) Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum disorder). Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The Relationship Cure (2001); John Gottman; A 5 Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends and Lovers
Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain and other texts by
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide
MJF Books, New York
Adult Attachment Styles
This short introduction to adult attachment styles may help you understand some of your approaches to relationships and self care.
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Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller, M.D.
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman
Women's Growth in Connection: Writings from the Stone Center -- by Judith V. Jordan, et al www.jbmti.org