Dr. Jason Cohen, Psy.D., Psychologist in San Luis Obispo, California, 93401

Dr. Jason Cohen, Psy.D.

Dr. Jason Cohen, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY24385
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 12779
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Office 1
1250 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
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I offer a supportive, collaborative, engaging, highly active, rather direct & targeted form of psychotherapy. My preference is for "doing", as well as talking. My approach is very much action oriented. In addition to individual, family, & couples therapy with adolescents and adults, I also provide psychological testing/assessment, educational advocacy, and vocational counseling. My experience includes private practice, emergency room/crisis settings, inpatient units, outpatient programs, federal & state prisons, & forensic hospitals.

Email or Call Dr. Jason Cohen, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12779

More Info About My Practice

Most major insurance plans are accepted at my practice.

Insurance policies that seem similar may have small differences that result in significant disparities in coverage. For this reason I no longer list the insurance plans I am contracted with. People who are seeking professional mental health care may contact their insurance company to determine their eligibility. However I would be happy to allow my staff to perform this service for you so that we can easily keep track of your benefits and obtain preauthorization for any additional services or sessions that may be needed.

Some insurance companies that I currently do not have a professional relationship with may provide out-of-network benefits that refund a percentage of your treatment cost. If this is possible, we may explore the option of utilizing those benefits or referring you to another therapist in your network.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

My approach is geared toward change. Although the specific reason(s) people seek psychotherapy can vary considerably, two commonalities exist:

1) A lack of congruence (or logical connection) between how someone thinks [thought], feels [emotion] and/or acts [behavior], leaving them feeling stuck. For example, drug addicts and alcoholics may continue to use drugs or alcohol despite an understanding that it will result in problems and feelings of guilt and shame. As such, their behavior (drug/alcohol use) is not logically connected to their thoughts (understanding it will result in problems) or emotions (guilt and shame). Alternatively, they may think (thought) that they have the control to stop at the bar for "just one" despite having repeatedly done this and with the same result (e.g. just one turns into 20; behavior). A workaholic fears failure (thought & emotion) so they stress and overwork themselves (behavior) to the point of inefficiency, thereby increasing the likelihood of failure. Similarly, a depressed person may think (thought) life is boring and nobody cares about them, yet they spend much of their day isolated in their bed (behavior). In this case, it is easy to see how their thoughts (e.g., life is boring, nobody care about me) dictate their behavior (i.e., isolating) and emotions (i.e., sadness) and the self-perpetuating cycle where their isolative behavior reinforces their thoughts.

2) A desire to enact some form of change in their life

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Generally speaking, therapy is likely only one of several options you have. A competent psychologist will make you aware of options during your first session.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Teens, college students, adults, & families with reasons for seeking treatment related to anger management, violence, drug/alcohol use, defiance, depression, anxiety, PTSD. I also work with athletes and business professionals.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology

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