Holistic Psychiatry and Mental Health Services
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations
- Individualized Care Planning and Management
- Individual Psychotherapy with & without Medications
- Family Caretaker Consultations
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (transitions from and alternatives to hospitalization)
- Private/Public Inpatient, Residential Treatment and Services Integration, Linkage, Placement and Referral
- Case Management, Monitoring & Supervision
- Empowerment Workshops and Training for Consumers and Health Care Professionals
- Consultation Services to Programs and Agencies on Mental Health Services Design, Services Integration and Quality Management
“Dr Cohen is the best! She has literally transformed my life! After cycling thru a half dozen providers over a period of 3 years, I finally found someone who was able to help me get my life back on track and feel like a valuable member of society again.
She’s not just a doctor, she’s a life coach!”
Sarah S., 2008
A Unique Approach to Psychotherapy
After studying and/or practicing many types of psychotherapy, including CBT, DBT, supportive, psycho-analytic/dynamic, family, couples and group, I have developed a unique hybrid CBT model: Insight-Oriented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy©.
Insight-Oriented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IOCBT) integrates fundamental CBT practices and concepts, various mindfullness exercises and skills training with deeper interactive psychodynamic work on past issues that may come up during the initial diagnostic evaluation, core belief analysis or at any time during the course of psychotherapy.
In IOCBT, we examine the past initially to understand how past experiences impact one's negative thoughts and behaviors in the present.
Patients may guide or demonstrate the need to engage in deeper examination and processing of past trauma or experiences, but the focus remains on understanding one's "triggers" and altering the impact that often unconsious hard-wired reactions to "triggers" have on how people feel and behave in the present.
My work is very practical and involves teaching people skills that allow them to substitute and learn alternative positive ways of thinking and acting. Patients set their own short and intermediate-term life goals (3-6 months) at the beginning of therapy.
A great deal of the work my patients do is out of session, involving homework excercises, practicing skills or implementing action plans worked on during sessions. The particlar skills and tools involved are individualized to meet each patient's personal needs, goals and preferences.
For all of my patients, helping them achieve their life goals is my primary goal and mission.