Tina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist Level II. Tina received her Master of Social Work degree from Aurora University in Aurora, IL, focusing in trauma, child welfare, and forensics/addictions. She has certification in Moral Reconation Therapy with Correctional Counseling Inc/NREPP, and has trained with Kane County Health Department’s Narcan Program completing the Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution Trainer Program. Tina participated in Dr. David D. Burns’ Chicago therapist training group for several years, focusing on effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions.
Tina’s experience includes work with a wide range of individuals of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, as well as a variety of religious/spiritual perspectives. Within Tina’s career history she has assisted people with their individual journeys in a variety of settings including their place of residence, in-patient and out-patient treatment programs, jail, federally funded community medical/HIV clinic, methadone clinic, and homeless shelters. In addition to having had provided individual and couples therapy, Tina has facilitated a variety of treatment groups including co-occurring disorders groups; Anger Management classes; relationship classes within parenting programs; substance abuse classes; and care givers support groups.
Tina Cooper’s approach to therapy is strength based, empowering, and interactive. Tina believes in the importance of meeting the individual where they are in life, and that successful change is possible. Her area of practice is working with emerging adults to older adults.Tina is passionate about helping people and families achieve success for healing and recovery. It is her goal to assist her clients in gaining new skills and knowledge to make positive progress towards their goals. Tina has experience in treating addictions, depression, emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, personality disorders, trauma, relationship problems including co-dependency, and life transitions.
Tina Cooper strives to continue to learn new interventions and utilize evidence-based practices to meet the individual needs of each of her clients. Tina is eclectic utilizing multiple approaches that often include cognitive-behavioral, narrative, systems, step work, client-centered, psychoeducation, solution focused, and motivational interviewing. Tina assists her clients to connect with community resources/providers when it is needed to support their goals and continuation of care.
Tina works out of the Yorkville office.