Cohen, Phyllis
Name of Therapist:
Phyllis Cohen, MA, MS, Ph.D.
License State and No:
NY #009302-01
Years in Practice:
Gender Identify of Therapist:
Specialty Areas:
Parenting Issues, Marital/Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Trauma & Loss
Additional Services Offered:
EMDR, Supervision
Sessions Conducted:
Offering both In-person or virtual sessions

As a psychologist/psychoanalyst, I have been working in the field of mental
health for many years, with a wide array of interests, all centering around
people who may be struggling in their lives in various ways. I am in private
practice in New York City where I work with children, adolescents, adults,
mothers and infants, and couples and families. I am a Clinical Supervisor at
the NYU Post Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and I
am on the Executive Committee Family Systems and Psychoanalysis
Project. I have taught Child, Marital, and Family Therapy in many
professional training programs, and I’m on the faculty of the Trauma
Institute at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis.

In 2000, I founded and I Direct the New York Institute for Psychotherapy
Training in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence (NYIPT), where I teach
and supervise. Also, together with Dr. Beatrice Beebe, I Co-Directed the
World Trade Center Project for women who were pregnant and lost their
husbands in the World Trade Center on September 11 th 2001. This project
has focused on the impact of trauma and loss on children and families, and
continues to offer Consultation and Videofeedback to the 9/11 families.
I have co-authored with Beebe and Lachman, The Mother-Infant Interaction
Picture Book: Origins of Attachment (Norton, 2016). I have also co-edited:
Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11 th : A Primary
Prevention Project, (Beebe, Cohen, Sossin & Markese, Routledge, 2012),
and Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic
Interventions and Theoretical Considerations, (Cohen, Sossin & Ruth,
Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Finally, I have published numerous
professional papers, and I’m on the editorial board of the Journal of Infant,
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

In 2019, I received the award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Trauma
Psychology from APA Division 56, Trauma Psychology, and I recently
became certified in EMDR, focusing in areas of trauma, foster care, and
immigration. In 2012, I developed the Building Blocks Program at a foster
care agency where I am the Clinical Director offering training to therapists
in trauma work, and I supervise clinicians who work dyadically with birth
mothers and young children in foster care. And recently, I have been a
Clinical Consultant, mentoring and doing assessments and affidavits for
asylum seekers in the Human Rights and Immigration Work Group at NYU
Post Doc.

Primary Office Location:

200 W. 67th St.
Apt. 33A
New York, NY 10023

Wheelchair Accessible?
Client Focus:
Individuals, Couples, Family
Ages Groups Served:
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elders (65+)
Issues Treated:
Anxiety, Children's Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Co-dependency, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Divorce, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Loss & Grief, Marital/Family Conflict, Men's Issues, Mid-Life Crisis, Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy (Prenatal/Postnatal), Problems of Aging, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma and PTSD
Cost Per Session:
Sliding Scale:
Pay By:
ACH Bank Transfer, Cash, Check, Venmo, Wire Transfer
Out Of Network Ins. Accepted:
No, client can submit bill to insurance

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