Jeff Cohen


Jeff Cohen


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
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2000B Dwight Way
Berkeley, California 94704
23 Altarinda Road
Orinda, California 94563

My Approach to Helping

My intent is to help you deal with problems you're facing and lead a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy in facilitating change toward contentment and vitality. I work with couples and individuals around issues of intimacy, self-worth, life transition, purpose and spiritual inquiry.

I draw on many sources and therapeutic models in my work. I also place great importance on providing an environment where you feel safe to freely and creatively explore your inner world. My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive.

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.

Recognizing the complexity of who we are, I don't impose theories or formulaic ideas in my work. Instead, I use different therapeutic perspectives to help illuminate our process, according to your individual needs. Among the sources I find most helpful are Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, Psychodynamic and Existential Therapy, and Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy. These approaches compliment each other extremely well. I also use them in a way that allows an opportunity for deep exploration, without losing sight of tangible goals.

More Info About My Practice

My background includes extensive training in Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy. This approach incorporates the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or compassionate self-observing, to help explore unconscious beliefs and change self-defeating patterns. By working directly with your limiting beliefs, I'll help you access the "real time" felt experience of relating to yourself more fully, and provide tangible support in integrating this into a new way of being.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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