Sari Cooper, CST, LCSW
Sari Cooper, CST, is an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, & Director of Center for Love and Sex, a boutique practice specializing in sex therapy issues in New York City. She and her therapists provide individual and couples therapy to heterosexual and LGBTQ clients. Her website is www.centerforloveandsex.com and her Youtube Channel & Show is titled Sex Esteem®. She is a frequent contributor to CBS This Morning, Dr. Oz, Sharecare and other nationally recognized publications like WSJ, Women's Health, Cosmo, Brides Magazine, Refinery29, Bustle, Esquire, the New York Post and Barron's. Sari presents at national professional conferences on subjects ranging from Sexual Avoidance, Sexual Addiction, and Out of the Box Methods to Re-ignite Passion. She is an active member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, AAMFT, AFTA and the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.
Sari has uniquely incorporated her training as a professional dancer into her sexuality practice, offering her clients a way to use movement and improvisation to enhance their sexual relationships. Discovering modern dance at five years old, Sari won awards as a teenager and went on to receive her Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Juilliard School where she majored in Dance. She found success as a dancer with Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Kenneth Rinker, Nina Wiener performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Joyce theater, and touring domestically and abroad. As a Choreographer, she had her work produced in both New York and Canada. Following her dance career, 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 at The Human Sexuality Program/UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and offers professional sex therapy workshops and webinars.
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 utilizes homework and "homeplay" assignments when working with people who have sexual presenting problems.