Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH

Psychotherapy and Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapist

Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is "“transpersonal" psychotherapy?
It is a comprehensive, holistic therapy that uses techniques designed to engage you as a whole person–your mind, body and spirit. These tools are explained further on other pages of this website, and below.
What is a typical session like?
During the first session I will ask for background information from you and you will tell me your goals for treatment. WeÂÂ’ will then create a treatment plan. Typical sessions include self-exploration on your part as I introduce you to several ways to access your intuition or inner wisdom and provide you with tools to use between sessions. The sessions will last 50-60 minutes. For some treatments I may suggest 90 minute sessions, when you agree to this and when it makes sense.
What other types of clients do you see?

In addition to treating clients with relationship challenges, eating disorders, body dysmorphia (problems with physical appearance), trauma recovery, anxiety, panic, phobias, chronic illness and pain, I see many couples and families, and I do a lot of pre-marital counseling. I see clients with gender identity challenges, performance anxiety and life transition problems. I also coach people in discovering their life purpose and in spiritual growth and connectedness.
How often do people come for therapy?
People usually start off coming once a week, but some come every two weeks, and some come more than once a week. It depends both on how much my client is struggling and what they are able and willing to commit to.
How do you work with Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Grief and Loss, Chronic Illness, and Post-Traumatic Stress?

I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Training, EMDR, and Hypnotherapy. I also use Energy Psychotherapy. (I will explain about this if you are interested in it.) I have had great success when combining these healing methods.

What is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It was originally developed for Post-Traumatic Stress, (or, PTSD, such as flashbacks and nightmares from traumatic events), but I now use it for issues like: sleeping problems, disturbing memories, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, and performance anxiety. You can read more about EMDR on the “Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias” page.



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Davis, CA 95616
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