Allison Cohan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My approach stems from a background in narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, existential theory and mindfulness based approaches. Through these combined lenses, my clients leave sessions feeling empowered, confident in their abilities and with the clarity that comes from the interplay of both increased insight and application of concrete skills. Our work will be rooted in collaboration, where clients can define their goals and we then work towards achieving them together. Creating a non-hierarchal space is a core therapeutic value of mine. Through this approach, I hope each of my clients feels a sense of deep empowerment and connection to the resources they already possess. I aim to uncover these resources, provide new ones, be an advocate for accessing any additionally desired supports and bring all of this together towards whatever your present goals may be.
”Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”-Leonard Cohen My clinical social work training has taught me to illuminate the many circles of influence around each individual. My narrative therapy training has taught me to question the constructs within them. I approach therapy in a way that encourages clients to develop the emotional space to examine challenges without identifying as the problem themselves. This healthy distance allows us the ability to collaboratively examine a situation, pattern or behavior, from a position resting on curiosity and backed by empowerment. With families and couples, I help foster an environment where the voices of each individual as well as the co-created dynamics between them can be seen and heard. I am as comfortable incorporating traditional, evidence-based methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy as I am spirituality, creative writing and mindfulness.