“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!
Dr. Cohen earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia 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
I am very pleased to be working with Happier Living. It is very helpful to have both my psychiatrist and psychologist in the same place. They are able to read each other’s notes. I believe this provides me with better care. The office staff is very good. Client Support handles my scheduling, billing and questions…