Paul Cohen, LCSW-R, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License:   068719   

Individual & Family Psychotherapy & Counseling

Near Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Flushing, Hillcrest

Paul Cohen, LCSW-R, MSW
8437 Main St.
Briarwood, NY 11435

Other Office:
Rego Park, NY


While change is difficult for all of us, it is never too late!
My clients have ranged in age from 5 to 97. I provide therapy for a wide spectrum of emotional issues – including depression, anxiety and relationship problems.

I received my Masters degree in 1995 from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in NYC. I have enjoyed helping people since I was a teenager, when I started my 10-year volunteer service working with chronically disabled patients at Goldwater Memorial Hospital. This led to my career in social work.

I believe that my extensive background as a social worker has provided me with special skills and life experiences that I bring to my psychotherapy practice. My past positions have included working as a case manager at The Jewish Association of Services for the Aged-Protective Services for Adults (JASA-PSA), and as a psychiatric social worker at New Horizon Counseling Center, where I led therapy groups and counseled chronically mentally ill adults. I have always been a strong advocate for my clients.

We have all experienced pain in our lives. I empathize strongly with my clients and their struggles. I am warm, encouraging, a strong motivator, and honor each individual’s unique characteristics and strengths. In that spirit, I try to tailor my methods to the individual needs of the client – utilizing psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy modes.

I have a very strong rapport and enjoy working with the elderly, having been very close to my grandparents, who helped raise me. As an adoptive parent, I also have a special interest in adoptive and infertility counseling, as well as attachment and trauma.

I am very sensitive to spiritual and religious concerns and their role in healing emotional pain. While I have particular knowledge about the Jewish community, my interest in spirituality extends to all faiths, as well as multi-cultural issues.

• Treatment for depression, anxiety & other emotional issues
• Individual & family therapy • Adoption & infertility counseling
• Counseling for elderly clients & their caregivers
• Group therapy • Parent counseling (I can provide parenting workshops to your organization.)

* I offer house calls to elderly or infirm clients in my local area. *

** I am a member of Give an Hour, a network of therapists providing free counseling services to returning troops and their families. **

Areas of Expertise
• Aging • Depression • Stress & Anxiety • Self-Esteem Issues
• Bereavement • Loss & Separation • Life Transitions
• Family Relationships • Adoption Issues • Victims of Abuse

* Certified Beyond Consequences Institute (BCI) instructor *
(The BCI model is a love-based approach to handling children with severe behaviors.)

• American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
• National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
• ATTACh (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)

Office Information:

*** Evening, daytime and Sunday hours are available. ***

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule an appointment. *I offer free initial phone consultations.*

I am a member of several insurance panels and have sliding scale fees for clients with no insurance.

I am also an affiliate of St. Vincent's EAP Provider Network and ComPsych EAP.

** My office is conveniently located, near public transportation.**