An East Texas Native, I graduated from Diboll High School in 1999. I currently live in Diboll with my husband, two children, a sweet dog, and a really squeaky guinea pig. And I LOVE tacos. I also love working out (but mainly so I can have more tacos), reading, cooking (did I mention that I have a taco recipe for each night of the week), and watching movies. I pick up various hobbies on occasion, like painting, couponing, and for about 3 minutes one Saturday morning, even running! I am a self-proclaimed taco connoisseur, and occasionally drive around East Texas looking for a new taco stand to try. Like a lot of people, my hobbies and interests have evolved over the years, but one thing that is consistent is my compassion and dedication to the individuals I serve. I LOVE people and I LOVE my job.
My desire to help others grow and be their best started when I was in high school. I strongly believed this was God’s path for me, though I didn’t quite know what that would look like until I started my undergraduate degree at East Texas Baptist University. Shortly after that was complete, God opened the doors to allow me to attend Sam Houston State University where I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I completed the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and moved back to Lufkin. God wasn’t finished torturing me with post-graduate work, and he again opened the doors to allow me to pursue another opportunity to further my education, and I went on to receive my doctorate and become a Licensed Psychologist.
As you can see, I’m just a regular person, but I’m also a great listener, well-educated, and have tons of valuable insight to offer. I hope to make your experience in therapy comfortable, easy and successful. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with you on your journey through therapy. Please feel free to read more about my credentials, education and training in the “More about Dr. Cooper’s education and training” section.