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Cynthia Cohn(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Fine Arts, MFAPsychologist, PsyD
Life transitions- Anxiety - Relationship issues-Childhood trauma-Identity development- Couples counseling-
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Professional statement

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 resilient.

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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

California College of the Arts, Post-doctoral Intern
Access Institute for Psychological Services, Pre-doctoral Intern
Cynthia Cohn, MFA, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Bay Area Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group, Advanced Training (2021-2024), 2024
The Wright Institute, PsyD, 2012
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, MFA, 1990


California: PSY29125




Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am currently available for in-person and online therapy. To schedule a free phone consultation, just send me a message! I look forward to talking with you about beginning therapy with me.


Cynthia Cohn is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$225 - $275
  • Initial session:$275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$325 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.