Dr. Cynthia Cohn is a clinical psychologist in downtown San Francisco. She works with adults and couples in her Financial District office, in-person or remotely. Whether you are facing new or long-standing distress, somehow feeling stuck or overwhelmed, longing for deeper connection (to self, partner, others,) or just struggling to weather your particular situation alone, good psychotherapy can be transformative. Dr. Cohn has a depth of expertise helping people through difficult life transitions, especially those of young adulthood and midlife (postgrad, marriage, divorce, new parenting, career change, retirement, etc.) She also has years of experience treating early relational trauma/low self-esteem; identity issues (sexual, gender, cultural); and creative professionals/gifted individuals. Dr. Cohn treats couples and individuals for all relationship issues, including those involving difference, communication, trust, commitment; intimacy/sex; infidelity; non-monogamy; separation/divorce; and parenting.
Dr. Cohn's style is warm, interactive, and direct, and her work is practical and personal--designed to fit the individual or couple's unique needs. Her practice is psychoanalytically-informed and integrates other modalities as needed, including mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral strategies. Dr. Cohn facilitates development collaboratively, working in partnership with clients to alleviate their suffering; discover and shift old patterns of thinking, relating, and behavior; deepen self-understanding; and achieve current and long-term goals. While the therapy process requires dedication and time, it can foster lasting change and lead to feeling more alive, hopeful, and self-confident.
In addition to a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute, Dr. Cohn holds degrees from Brown University and USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her clinical training, background, and previous professional work in filmmaking/the film business, art, design, and academia provide special expertise with technology, creative, academic, legal, and medical professionals; founders, innovators, and executives; midlife career changers; artists, writers, and students.