Welcome to John Cooper, MA, LPC, CGP
DesertSurf Counseling and Psychotherapy
A Partner in Your Journey Toward Fulfillment
"The journey's the thing."
How Therapy Works with Me
I view psychotherapy as a path by which you can improve your self-understanding, and therapy as a place for learning about who you are and how you learned to be in the world. As you develop greater insight, you're in a better place to discover new attributes within yourself that can make your relationships (with yourself, with others, and in your work) the best they can be. Therapy is a healing process in which we are both invested. Many of us have a tendency to live unconsciously in self-defeating patterns, which often generate excessive feelings of sadness, fear, and pain. It's hard to see alternatives when you're immersed in these feelings. I can help you see patterns and make sustainable changes within them. As these shifts happen, you can grow into life-altering results.
Services I Offer
Discovering the Whole Person You Were Meant to Be
Trying to cope with life's challenges and feeling overwhelmed? Finding yourself in a crisis and unsure how to move forward? Wanting to build better relationships with yourself and others, while making meaning in the world? Whether working through an acute crisis, or seeking to make long term changes to your life, talking through the challenge with a caring and objective professional can provide the insight you need to chart your odyssey. I am passionate about helping people as they seek their truth. We weren't meant to walk alone, and you don't have to walk alone through what you are facing and trying to understand.
Building Healthy Relationships
Group therapy provides a cost-efficient way to maximize your growth in relationships with yourself and others. At the end of the day, we're all peers, and your fellow group members can often provide feedback in a way that can't be achieved in individual therapy. I facilitate a safe environment where group members can discover how to develop healthy, fulfilling relationships, with a focus on building a supportive community in their lives. Schedule an appointment today and see if group is a good fit for you.
Gay Men's Long term Process Group
Fulfilling Your Relationship with Money
Despite its profound effects on our level of life satisfaction, our relationship with money is seldom discussed directly. In financial therapy, we will explore how you learned about money and its role in your life, along with the often unspoken "money scripts" that guide your financial behaviors. You're then in a position to explore changes you may wish to make in your financial actions, changes that can move you toward greater happiness and fulfillment in your life. Within this safe and confidential environment, you'll discover ways to maximize your financial potential and eliminate destructive behaviors that may be affecting your security and relationships.
I operate as an out-of-network provider. For clients desiring to file with their insurance carrier for reimbursement, I am happy to provide you with a detailed services receipt to facilitate this process.
Your mental health and well-being is very important. Helping my clients develop the awareness and tools they need to cope with all of life's challenges, then seeing them heal and thrive is my goal.
Contact me today to see how I can help you find the awareness and fulfillment you desire.
1015 Beecave Woods Dr, Suite 300C
Austin, TX 78746