Rick Cohen, MA, LPC 

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 opened The Family Institute in Arvada, CO,  providing counseling services to the Denver metro area.  


My clients often comment that they like my caring, humorous, compassionate and supportive style- as well as my ability to offer effective solutions, gleaned from decades of experience helping my clients achieve their goals.  They know that I genuinely care about them, and truly believe in their capacity to change and live the life they want to live.   


2005 - Present- Director of The Family Institute of Colorado, LLC, Arvada, CO

Acting director of the Family Institute of Colorado.  Provide individual, family, and reintegration therapy; provide expert witness testimony in the following areas:  mental health diagnosis and assessment, child, adolescent and adult mental health treatment; speaking engagements; training agencies and school staff on mental health related topics.

1993 - 2019- Therapist, Clinical Director, Group Coordinator, Intake Coordinator

Mental Heath Partners, Boulder, CO

Therapist, clinical director, group coordinator and intake coordinator for Mental Health Partners in Boulder, CO.  Providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as providing clinical training and supervision to staff members.    

1989 - 1993- Therapist, Four Winds Chicago, Lemont, IL

Therapist providing individual, group and family therapy as well as milieu therapy for adolescent and adult inpatient, and partial hospitalization programs.

1989 - 1989- Program Coordinator- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Program coordinator for adolescent psychiatric unit, planning daily activities, crisis intervention management and responsible for the smooth operation of 35 bed psychiatric inpatient program.