Kerry Cohen

PsyD LPC

I specialize in relationship and sex issues, including love, sex, and relationship addictions.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

What all my clients have in common is a feeling of unhappiness around their sex or love lives. I'm constantly exploring with my clients the ways they create obstacles to intimacy with others, and I am very interested in the ways in which our culture works to set many people up for failure in both sex and intimacy. I believe our relationships with other people provide valuable opportunities to become more authentically ourselves.

My Background and Approach

My specialty grew initially from the success of my memoir Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, when I discovered thousands of people suffering in similar ways that I had. Since the book, I’ve devoted my life’s work to helping men and women struggling around intimacy. I focus on the ways in which we get in the way of our authentic relationship to intimacy, including sacrificing ourselves for love and sex. I’m also always interested in the ways in which our culture both prevents intimacy and gives no guidelines or models for honest intimacy. work primarily from an existential-humanistic perspective, utilizing other skills when necessary. My work is depth-based, meaning I believe people change through a combination of mindfulness, awareness, and a commitment to growth. I believe, too, that each of us is exactly where we need to be in order to grow.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that, while much of who we are and struggle with grew out of our life experiences, particularly during childhood and/or during trauma, perhaps equally as much comes from a culture that provides no guidance or support for authenticity, genuine connection and intimacy, or for awe. I believe, too, that humans are too complex and contexts are too different to put people into categories that will respond to a single formula for treatment. Finally, I fiercely support people of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, and genders. I believe all people deserve equal rights, and I also recognize that many are not granted them.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 120/session

Info

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3419 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

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