Serving the following counties: Collin, Cooke, Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains, Rockwall

2150 S Central Expy Suite 160, McKinney, TX 75072

(469) 617-7476



9:00am-5:00pm  Monday – Thursday

9:00am-12:00pm  Friday



“Connection to a support system within your community is so important! I love that STARRY continues to provide resources to families through individual, group, and family counseling!”

Ali Cooper is the Team Supervisor in the McKinney office. She is dedicated to serving Texas families through the Family and Youth Success Program (FAYS), as well as supporting staff in providing outstanding counseling services to children, youth, and families.

Ali is trained in the WhyTry program, TBRI, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to name a few. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington to obtain her Master of Social Work degree.

Ali has over 10 years of experience serving children and families in various capacities, advocating for access to basic needs, assessing and providing social-emotional support, providing parenting and child development education, and equipping families with the tools they need to improve family relationships. Before working for STARRY, Ali completed an internship with the National Association of Social Workers where she attended monthly Child Protection Roundtable meetings and advocated for Texas families. She worked in a children’s shelter providing guidance and support to foster youth and young parents. She served a previous FAYS program through grant writing, administrative assistance, fundraising, crisis management, and provided services as a Youth and Family Specialist.

Ali lives in Dallas County with her husband and their two rambunctious pups. When she is not at work, you can find her in a coffee shop with a good book, going on walks with her husband and dogs, or spending time with family.