2007     PhD, Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University 


1999     BS, Biology, Penn State University

             Honors in Biobehavioral Health 


Experience & Training         

2010 - present
        Project Director, Laboratory of Adult Development 

                               Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

                               Visit our MGH research lab page

                               Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School 


2009-2011             Staff Psychologist (part-time), Couples & Family Clinic, Cambridge Health Alliance,


2008-2010             Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Research Trainng Program in Psychiatry,

                              Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School


2007-2008             Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, Couples & Family Training Program, Cambridge Health Alliance

2006-2007             Psychology Intern, North Shore University Hospital, New York University School of Medicine.

2004-2006             Predoctoral Research Fellow, National Research Service Award, NIMH, Stony Brook University

2004                      Graduate Instructor, Clinical Behavior Modification (undergraduate), Stony Brook University 

2002-2005             Psychology Extern & Group Therapist, Wo/Men’s Counseling Center, Stony Brook University

2002-2006             Couples Therapy Extern, University Marital Clinic, Stony Brook University

2001-2006             Staff Therapist, Psychological Center/Outpatient Clinic, Stony Brook University


Specialization & Areas of Expertise

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples (advanced training, Levels I and II)

Family Systems Theory and Treatment (4-year specialization)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

Dr. Cohen uses these treatment modalities (alone or in combination) to deliver effective therapy for the following:

  • Relationship problems -- disconnection, conflict, communication issues, sexual problems, infidelity
  • Difficult life transitions -- marriage, parenting, divorce, illness, etc.
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss/grief
  • Attachment injuries in early childhood
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Parenting/family issues
  • Job stress
  • Substance use problems
  • Anger/stress management

 Dr. Cohen can be contacted at