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
Professional Consulting and Coaching Group
Small Business Coaching and Consulting
Fulfilling Your Relationship with Making Meaning in the World
When we start out on our professional journey, we are often most concerned with meeting physical needs--how much can I make? How much do I have to work? As our journey progresses, so does our journey through Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Some people experience life-giving vitality and excitement from the experience of striking out on their own and building their "dream job". Together we can learn from those who have gone before us while developing and growing your business vision and making it a reality.
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