Hello, my name is Tim Cooper. I am a clinical psychologist and I specialize in the assessment of neurodivergent adolescents and adults. As an ADHDer myself, I can relate to the common experiences many neurodivergent folks have and this makes me an especially empathetic and attentive assessor. I am also a support provider for a multiply neurodivergent family member and have learned a great deal about disability advocacy, the need for ongoing education, humility, and self-reflection.
I describe myself as being a very down-to-earth, ethical, and careful clinical practitioner. I seek to understand each client I work with. My goal in assessing clients is for them to feel as though they have truly been heard and not pathologized. I do not believe that neurodivergent individuals are broken or defective. Instead, I believe neurodivergent folks are generally misunderstood and layered with years of survival coping strategies, some of which have developed into co-occuring mental health symptoms.
If you choose to work with me, my goal will be to assist you in better understanding how you operate at the most basic level. Many of my clients find that understanding their neurotype has wonderful implications toward greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and even relief. It is an honor to walk alongside my clients for even a short amount of time on their road to self-discovery.