"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

  Jon Kabat-Zinn



Rick Cohen

My experience as a licensed psychotherapist spans over 30 years, working extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  After receiving my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology in Chicago, IL,  I began my career as a therapist and program coordinator at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  I practiced under the direct supervision of psychiatrist and author, Derek Miller, and alongside renowned Chicago area clinicians such as William Pinsof, Barry Carlton and Adaline Starr. 


I moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1993 and have spent over 24 years working at Mental Health Partners as a psychotherapist, program director and group therapy coordinator.  In 2005, I founded The Family Institute in Arvada, CO,  providing a variety of counseling services to the Denver metro area.  


My clients often comment that they like my caring, compassionate and supportive style- as well as my ability to offer effective solutions.  They know that I genuinely care about them, and believe in their capacity to change and live the life they want to live.      


Individual and/or family therapy can help to resolve issues that prevent people from feeling their best, leading to an improved quality of life 


Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can help strengthen relationships and overcome obstacles that often cause stress and discontent in relationships


When a parent has been separated or alienated from his or her child,  reintegration therapy (otherwise known as reunification therapy) can help to re-establish a healthy, trusting relationship