My intent is to help you deal with problems you're facing and lead a more fulfilling life.
About Jeff Cohen
I bring a diverse background and range of interests to my work as a therapist. I’ve practiced meditation for many years, and am drawn to nature as a source of renewal and inspiration. I had a previous career as an architect, and have long had an interest in the arts, and creative expression. Additionally, I’m a painter and have published poetry and short fiction.
Starting with being genuine and attuned to you, I’ll do my best to help create a good therapeutic relationship—an important factor in successful therapy. I listen carefully, and while I’ll offer my ideas and reflections throughout our work, I do so in the spirit of collaboration, and to see if they resonate with you. My priority is to provide the highest level of trust and safety for you to embark on the rich inner journey that therapy has to offer.
In my integrative approach, I pay attention to how the various systems of the body work together and influence each other. Recent findings in neuroscience have taught us how the brain processes emotional information, and how patterns of response are established. By incorporating this knowledge with more traditional forms of therapy, I can help you release deeply held patterns and create lasting transformation.
I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies in 1997, having previously completed a 2-year training in Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, an approach which incorporates the use of mindfulness—an easily teachable state of consciousness—in accessing and changing the patterns of our limiting beliefs. In 2000 I was licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) in California. As an adjunct instructor, I taught the Sleep Better class on insomnia at Kaiser Permanente.
I also hold M.A. degrees in English Literature (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Architecture (University of California, Berkeley), and a B.A. in English (Washington University, St. Louis). I’m originally from Minneapolis, and have lived in the Bay Area for over 25 years.