Dr. Robin Cooper is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the University of Redlands Counseling Center in 2012. Before coming to Redlands, she worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds in college settings, community mental health clinics, juvenile hall, and psychiatric hospitals. In her approach to therapy, she draws extensively from multicultural, feminist, psychodynamic, and humanistic perspectives. Specifically, she focuses on creating a meaningful relationship with her clients in an atmosphere of empathy, acceptance and collaboration. She also considers the ways in which early relationships and the social and cultural context impact how people learn to think about themsleves and form relationships. She takes seriously the context of her clients' lives, especially the impact of multiple components of identity (i.e., race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, country of origin, religion, ability status, etc.) on an individual's relationship with self and others. She's also committed to using the tools of psychology to work towards social justice, and enjoys working with the campus community to generate a dialogue and promote action towards a more inclusive environment. She is a generalist and enjoys working with students with a wide range of concerns. Yet, her particular interests include relationship issues, identity development, LGBTQIA issues, depression, anxiety, and mindfulness/meditation. She facilitates the LGBTQ and Questioning Support Group, the Transgender and Gender Questioning Support Group, and the Mindfulness Group.