Rory Cohen, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
- Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
- Depression & Stress
- Autism Spectrum
- Ages: Children, Teens, Adults, Couples
- Mindfulness Based CBT
- EMDR for Trauma & Anxiety
- Premarital & Divorce Counseling
Experience 7+ Years
Rory Cohen engages his clients with calmness and empathy, creating individualized action plans for them which involve cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness strategies.
He has experience working with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, and more. His clientele has included children, youth, students, and adults of all ages. In addition to counseling, Rory has experience as a professor, lifestyle educator, and public speaker.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology for California State University Long Beach and his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University.
In his free time Rory enjoys going for walks, reading, and playing a variety of games.
What is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)?
Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy with a family systems influence, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders that affect individuals, couples, and families. The Federal government has designated marriage and family therapy as a core mental health profession along with psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing. The State of California support and regulate the profession by licensing MFTs.
Marriage and Family Therapists have graduate training (either a masters or doctoral degree) in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Prior to a rigorous exam process leading to licensure, LMFTs must complete at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. LMFTs are employed in a variety of private and public settings including private practice, community mental health centers, and behavioral managed care organizations.
Do LMFTs only work with clients who are having problems in their marriages and families?
No. While LMFTs are qualified to do couples and family therapy, most LMFTs work with individual adults to not only enhance the quality of their relationships, but also decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.
How can a LMFT help me?
Like other mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, LMFTs help clients by diagnosing and treating common emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with functioning at an optimal level. LMFTs use empirical-supported counseling techniques to help their clients achieve desired goals.