Dr. Nitzan Cohen (she/they) is a post-doctoral counseling psychologist. She offers individual and couples’ therapy in both English and Hebrew to those seeking support in navigating life’s transitions and challenges. Nitzan specializes in working with both adolescents and adults struggling with difficulties related to gender and sexuality, as well as executive dysfunction, stigma and minority stress, depression and anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, and the adverse effects of enduring trauma and systemic oppression. Nitzan uses a warm, open, direct, and collaborative approach to help individuals explore how their lived experiences may be impacting current thinking and functioning, and how to utilize their unique strengths to facilitate growth.
Nitzan believes in the transformative power of beneficent relationships in providing opportunities for corrective experiences, and is therefore deeply committed to anti-oppressive, feminist, and egalitarian values. She is guided by psychodynamic interpersonal approaches to therapy while integrating cognitive and dialectic behavioral tools in addition to the mind-body connection. Drawing from her experience as an English-Hebrew translator, she takes pride in her ability to tailor interventions and approaches to each person based on their cultural background, personality structure, and level of motivation.
Nitzan earned her bachelor’s degree from Ben-Gurion University from her native country Israel, and her doctorate from Fordham University. She trained in various clinical settings including Fordham’s psychological services, Yale’s LBTGQ+ affirmative psychotherapy research group (ESTEEM), South Beach Psychiatric Center’s community clinic for individuals struggling with serious mental illness, and Manhattan’s Veteran Affairs hospital. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at New York City Health and Hospitals’ Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn.