Sari Eckler Cooper is a licensed individual and couples psychotherapist, as well as sex therapist who has been helping individuals and couples (straight and gay) overcome their emotional, psychological and sexual issues for more than 16 years in private practice. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Juilliard School where she majored in Dance. Following a professional career as a modern dancer, choreographer and producer she returned to school for her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College. She graduated from the Post-Graduate Externship Program in Family and Couples therapy at The Ackerman Center for the Family where she studied Family Systems Therapy. She completed her sex therapy training with Dr. Sandra Leiblum at the Human Sexuality Program/UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
She has been committed in her career to helping individuals and couples with their goals of connecting more emotionally and sexually in authentic ways to their partners or spouses. She has helped couples renew their trust and transform their relationship when one partner has been unfaithful. Sari has worked with clients who have experienced some sort of emotional abuse or neglect or physical abuse or violence to heal from these traumatic events in order to move forward into rewarding relationships. Clients have also come with anxiety related issues that prevent them from relating well to partners/spouses sexually and may affect their functioning in their professional life. As well, she works with clients who have developed compulsive or addictive behaviors with the internet and/or sexually to help them on the path to recovery.
Sari has worked with people on both sexual and non-sexual issues in her private practice office in New York City. With her many years of experience as both a choreographer and psychotherapist Sari combines her intuitive and intellectual perceptions when untangling the emotional, psychological, spiritual and sexual choreography that causes individuals and couples to get stuck in repetitive, painful sequences within their relationship. Her understanding of the mind/body connection profoundly informs her practice as does her ability to refer clients to physicians or physical therapists when the situation warrants it. She has deep respect for her clients’ strengths and views therapy as a powerful instrument in aiding them to reconnect with their best selves so they can revitalize their primary relationships.
Sari is an active member of the following professional organizations: