Alexis Cohen, PHD
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“To be loved is a wonderful thing, but to be understood is profound.” I believe this is what we all want and a driving force behind the decision to enter into a therapeutic relationship. No matter what our personal struggle, we all want to feel that there is a place we can turn to for connection, help, and understanding. This comfortable, safe, and warm therapeutic relationship are central to my approach, and I believe, paramount to healing.

While I have been trained in a wide variety of approaches (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, classic analytic, dialectical-behavioral, bodywork, dreamwork, and a variety of manualized treatments), I believe that you are the expert when it comes to yourself and that you will show me the best way that I can be of service to you. It is for that reason that I take a unique and integrative approach with each client, specifically tailoring a custom treatment to your needs, rather than attempting to fit you into a pre-existing, one-size-fits-all approach. Celebrating and understanding each person’s unique differences, while remembering that “we’re all more human than otherwise”, best sums up my approach to psychotherapy.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than a decade and a half of clinical experience, providing individual and group psychotherapies and psychological testing to both children and adults. Though I’ve run the spectrum of working with mental health issues, I focus primarily on working with adults with mood and anxiety disorders and relational/interpersonal difficulties.

I attended Pennsylvania State University, where I obtained two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Spanish, procured a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and a second Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Adelphi University. I have worked at Coler-Goldwater Nursing Hospital and Specialty Facility, where I also served as Director of Psychology Externship Training and Assistant Director of Psychology Internship Training. I was the Director of Psychology Externship Training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, where I also ran the Consultation-Liaison Service. Most recently, I developed and ran the Psychology Externship Program at Brightpoint Health, where I worked as a psychologist. I’ve been an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University, Adelphi University, and the City University of New York, and also spent eight years as a member of the Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS). Currently, I reside in Philadelphia, where I write, consult, and provide psychotherapy.

Spending time with friends, family, and people with whom I’ve cultivated meaningful relationships makes me most happy! Also, candy and the beach!


Education & Training

Columbia University

Dr. Cohen earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University

Adelphi University

Dr. Cohen earned a second Master’s degree and her Doctorate’s degree from Adelphi University

Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Cohen earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Pennsylvania State University