Jennifer C. Cohen
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Jennifer C. Cohen

She/Her/Hers

Certification - International Association of Yoga Therapists, C-IAYT Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Seal Beach Not Accepting In-person

I currently have openings for individual, couples counseling, and family therapy.

Updated February 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Chronic illness
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Now offering Emergency Intensive Couples Counseling! This is a 4 week program, 2 hour sessions per week with immediate availability!

Jennifer is a worldly person who grew up with a father in the United States Air Force traveling to many places throughout her childhood and adolescence. She grew up in a blended family surrounded by many different cultures, beliefs, races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, etc. Jennifer is a Jewish-Muslim convert, a lifelong yoga student, and speaks fluent Spanish. It is her goal to learn as much as she can about as many cultures and faiths as possible, and she represents a level of diversity and global compassion that is not likely to be surpassed or found elsewhere. In a lot of ways, Jennifer is like a bridge who connects cultures, races, religions, etc., that would not normally get a chance to learn about each other.

Combining both an Eastern and Western approach to mental health and wellness, Jennifer brings a unique and highly effective approach to treating the mind, body, and spirit with individuals who are wanting to learn lasting ways to improve their mental health and grow as a person. She also has a great deal of knowledge about a number of institutions and systems that are at play in Southern California. Due to her personal experiences and studies, Jennifer has a unique skill set to work with religious communities of all kinds as well as any other spiritual-based groups that struggle to find a "safe" resource in mainstream society that does not judge or contradict religious practices.


Message to clients

I'm the kind of the therapist who feels deeply connected to the work I do and the people I help; this is not just a paycheck for me but instead a calling. I'm not the "sit and nod" kind of therapist; I enjoy actively collaborating with my clients to help them find new ways to cope with life challenges and change thought patterns that contribute to difficulties with anxiety, depression, and difficulty overcoming trauma. Feel confident that you will learn new ways to think, new ways to cope, and feel stronger to handle whatever comes your way after working with me. I am also the therapist to give you homework in the form of new skills to try as well as recommend books, videos, or podcasts to help you stay actively engaged in the therapy process between sessions.

Please note that I generally see my clients every other week when they are getting started, decreasing frequency once my client feels they have a better handle on what brings them into therapy. After over 12 years in practice, I have found that with my style of therapy, this frequency is typically the most effective to help people process what was discussed in session and to give people time to try the skills they are learning in the therapy sessions. My goals is to create a therapeutic space that leave my clients with a sense of safety, non-judgement, and faith they will find relief.


Specialties

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

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

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • MHN/Health Net
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Southern California Kaiser HMO
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (60min)
  • Initial session: $145 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $145 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $145 (60min)
  • University Student: $75 (60min)
  • 2 hour Couples sessions: $350 (120min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am in-network with Southern CA Kaiser and Self Pay Kaiser only, I am not currently in-network with Northern CA Kaiser.

I offer a discount for individuals who pay Out of Pocket and buy 4 sessions at once. Instead of $580 for 4 individuals sessions, I charge $510 if 4 sessions are purchased at once.

Please note that I have no-show/last minute cancellation fee of $75 for 1 hour sessions and $150 for 2 hour sessions


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Seal Beach practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

HealthNet/MHN, Care Manager, 2016 - 2018
Alma Family Services, MAT Clinician, 2015 - 2016
Alma Family Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2011 - 2015
Shileds for Families, School Based clinician, 2010 - 2011

American Viniyoga Insitute, Certified Yoga Therapist, 2018
Argosy University, Orange, MA Clinical Psychology, 2010
University of Northern Colorado, BA, Psychology, Minor in Spanish, 2004


Licensure

California: MFT85173


Languages

English

Spanish