Dr. Michael Cooper is a psychiatrist trained in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Because there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mental healthcare, he tailors treatment to meet patients where they are in their lives. Dr. Cooper believes everyone has the potential to become the best version of themselves, and the road toward self-actualization doesn’t need to be traveled alone. Through a trusting therapeutic alliance and a dynamic, collaborative process, he works with patients to overcome their struggles, reach their goals, and develop inner peace, helping them fully understand their own narratives and realize that their stories can be rewritten.
Dr. Cooper integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities including:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
• Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
• Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
He also recognizes the benefits and limitations of medications, and takes a practical, symptom-guided and patient-centered approach to psychopharmacology. By facilitating a calm and comfortable environment, Dr. Cooper helps patients work through a range of issues and develop the tools and confidence necessary to live successful and fulfilling lives.
Education & Experience
• Completed psychiatric training at New York University where he served as chief resident
• Attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
• Currently serves on faculty of New York University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, where he mentors and teaches residents
• Inpatient Attending at NYU Brooklyn Hospital
• Clinical Therapist in Phase-II Trial of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Alcoholism at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center
• Extensive research background in neuroscience