Robin Cohen


Robin Cohen


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 0904002740
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425 A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20170

My Approach to Helping

One of the key beliefs that I hold regarding therapy is that clients generally know what is best for them. Rather than telling clients what to do, I help them explore options, loosen possibilities, examine potential consequences and empower clients to make decisions and alter perspectives that will ultimately lead to healthy relationships. I help clients explore the relationship between one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. This is done in a supportive, respectful, and collaborative environment.

More Info About My Practice

Selected as one of the top therapists by Washingtonian Magazine in July, 2009.
Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I working with couples, I have expertise in working with the following issues: infidelity, adult ADD, domestic violence, depression and anxiety.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

The model I work with has been rigorously researched as one of the most successful forms of couples therapy. This research has been conducted primarily out of the University of Ottawa, but other institutions have conducted research in this model as well. There is presently a research project being conducted at Virginia Tech as well to study the impact of the Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) on couples where one partner has depression. I am presently a research therapist in that study.

The EFT model is a non-pathologizing model that is respectful and collaborative. It focuses on the couple's pattern or cycle of interaction. The cycle (not one particular partner) is the source of disconnection. In many cases, the cycle can lead to affairs. Understanding the cycle in one's relationship and the emotional sources that drive one's behavior is critical for success.

Services I Provide

  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With


Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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