Education: Ed.D., LPCC, NCC, CST
Dr. Yamonte Cooper is an Associate Professor of Counseling at El Camino College and an Adjunct Professor of Human Sexuality at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in sex therapy with individuals and couples, relational dynamics, and marital therapy. Further, Dr. Cooper is a gender specialist and an LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist whose work includes working with diverse individuals. He addresses issues of discordant desire, infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunctions, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity.
Dr. Cooper is a trauma expert (EMDR, Somatic Experiencing®, & TF-CBT) employing multiple modalities and interventions with clients suffering from trauma. Further, he specializes working with couples utilizing Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1, 2, & 3), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Collaborative Couple Therapy.
Dr. Cooper is an expert on issues of diversity and has authored and co-authored articles and a book chapter addressing working with various populations. Further, Dr. Cooper was honored with a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award in Germany where he exchanged best practices in career counseling and development.