Dr. Cohen with Mr. Wilson

A young mother walked into my office crying and expressing her belief that asking for help indicated weakness. I thought to myself, it takes a strong person to ask for help. She had forgotten how strong and important she was.

I believe the single most important ingredient in a successful therapy is establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a safe, trusting, and genuine relationship. While making use of psychodynamic, CBT, and family systems approaches to treatment, I am also flexible in assisting patients in understanding patterns of behavior that may contribute to their conflicts and worries.

I have worked for 25+ years as a psychologist with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who present with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, behavioral issues, trauma, marital and family conflict, and other relationship difficulties. I am described as warm, honest, caring, humorous, and "up front."

I have worked in multiple settings including private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment. I have consulted to a high-risk adolescent program and supervised other clinicians. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and The National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.

Mr. Wilson, a 9 year old long haired dachshund, spends his day in the office. He has been trained as a "therapy dog." People find it very comforting to have him in their sessions.