Julia Cohen, Ph.D.

“Therapy is not about achieving perfection – it’s about coming into the space as you are, building a partnership with your therapist, and feeling empowered to become the version of yourself you hope to be.”
Professional Biography

Specialize in Health Psychology, Disability/Illness, Identity Development

  • B.A., Wellesley College
  • M.A., Teachers College at Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
  • Dr. Julia Cohen is a licensed clinical psychologist who has had clinical training experiences in hospital settings, private practice, and college counseling centers. While in her doctoral program, her research focused on smoking cessation among people with chronic illnesses, including Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (Wilmington, DE), and her fellowship at the Northport VA Medical Center (Long Island, NY). In addition to private practice, Dr. Cohen also works at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center, providing clinical care for veterans in a primary care setting, and takes an interest in working with medical providers to improve their relationships with patients.

    Orientation/clinical interests/specialties

    While Dr. Cohen draws primarily on psychodynamic, person-centered, and multicultural approaches to therapy in her private practice work, she has an integrative therapeutic orientation that includes cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques.

    Personal Interests

    Reading, Hiking, Being a “tourist” in NYC even though she’s a native to the area.

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    What to expect on a first session

    • Confidentiality Discussion: The therapist will explain the principles of confidentiality, ensuring you understand the limits and exceptions to privacy in therapy.
    • Background Information: Expect to share some background information, including your reasons for seeking therapy, relevant personal history, and any immediate concerns or challenges.
    • Therapist’s Approach: The therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach and methods, providing you with an understanding of how they work and what to expect from the process.
    • Goal Setting: Together with the therapist, you will explore and set realistic goals for therapy, outlining what you hope to achieve or work on during your sessions.
    • Discussion of Expectations: There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your expectations for therapy, including frequency of sessions, preferred communication styles, and any concerns you may have.
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