Dr. Mary Pelton-Cooper, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Registered Nurse

I have been practicing for over 25 years. My clinical psychology work has been with students in a university counseling center and with men, women, and teenagers in my private practice. I also do EAP work for miners and hospital employees. My approach varies with individual clients but is predominantly based on Relational, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

My areas of expertise in psychology include adult psychological concerns across the lifespan, negotiation of relationships for couples, the effect of male and female gender roles on relationships, diversity in sexual orientation, Asperger/Autism in adult populations, ethics, and social justice for people with clinical diagnoses. I am also trained as an AsperCoach and I specialize in working with couples in which one or both has mild Autism.

Before my graduate work in clinical psychology I was an obstetrics and public health nurse.

For over a decade I was a Professor of NMU Psychology courses in Gender, Personality, Abnormal Psychology diagnoses, Human Sexuality, Behavioral Analysis, and the Ethics of Clinical Practice.

I see clients for psychotherapy either in my office or virtually on a secure platform. Call 906-360-3544 to schedule.

Recommended Books:

Radical Acceptance (2003) by Tara Brach, a Buddhist psychologist offers a practical, compassionate view on how to make peace with the problems we face.

Stephen Snyder, M D
"Love Worth Making: How to have Ridiculously Great Sex In a Long-Lasting Relationship" St Martin's Press.

Eva Mendes Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum disorder). Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Relationship Cure; John Gottman; A 5 Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends and Lovers

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain and other texts by
Antonio Damasio

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide
Watt, Tessa
MJF Books, New York

Classics in the Psychology of Women:

Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller, M.D.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman

Women's Growth in Connection: Writings from the Stone Center -- by Judith V. Jordan, et al www.jbmti.org