Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASECT Sex Therapist, LCSW, Supervisor, Media Expert, Blogger
Sari Cooper LCSW is a licensed individual, couples and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Director of Center for Love and Sex in NYC. She has been in private practice for 20+ years.. She is a sex coach and clinical supervisor for general and sex therapists. Her post-graduate work was completed at The Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Human Sexuality Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Sari graduated from The Juilliard School with an undergraduate degree in dance and went on to dance professionally in NYC.
Sari has been committed in her career to helping people connect more authentically in their emotional and sexual relationships. She and her team utilize a combination of techniques in the CLS practice including: psychoanalytic, family systems, CBT, meditation, as well as exercises she has reconfigured from her background as a professional choreographer and dancer to help individuals and couples re-start and re-create a new erotic connection.
She writes about sexuality on her blog Sex Esteem® on her site www.centerforloveandsex.com/blog/, as well as on Psychology Today. She is a featured blogger for Huffington Post on Divorce and Sexuality. Her published paper, Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology is titled: Some Like It Not (about couples who struggle the problem of sexual avoidance). She is a regular commentator on television shows like CBS This Morning, The Better Show and Dr. Oz to discuss relationship issues. Sari is continually called upon to discuss issues in modern relationships in the press including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Greatest, Vice, Bustle, Cosmo, Men’s Health, Shape, Brides Magazine, Barron’s, New York Post, and Marie Claire.
She continues to give and produce many talks at national conferences and local institutes and live workshops/webinars for professionals on many topics including: Sexual Avoidance, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, Affairs, Discrepant Desire, ADHD and Sexuality in long-term relationships.
Sari also presents to the general public and runs Sex Esteem® groups and talks at schools for parents on how to explore new sexual avenues in long-term relationships and how to talk to children about sex, as well as how a healthy sex life improves one’s work life. She is an expert for www.yourteenmag.com and was a featured speaker in “Project Respect”, an educational program of the Sex Crimes Unit at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office on the topic of compulsivity.
Sari and her therapists work in person at her private practice offices in Manhattan on the upper west side and in midtown. She also uses Skype or phone to coach people who live outside New York, travel frequently and who want to focus on present and future goals. Her team’s understanding of body/mind integration, their years of experience, and specific sex therapy training profoundly informs the CLS practice. She has a direct, warm style of engagement and is an active type of therapist willing to give feedback, assignments to do at home and give advice on other professional referrals if appropriate. She has deep respect for her clients’ strengths and views therapy and coaching as a means for them to re-connect them to their best selves and to revitalize their primary relationships.
You can subscribe to her new Youtube channel Sex Esteem® with Sari Cooper- like her Facebook author page:@centerforloveandsex and follow her on Twitter: @saricoopercls