I am an eclectic therapist and specialize in family therapy from a strengths-oriented approach, as well as cognitive behavior modification and rational emotive behavior therapy.
I am an independent private registered psychoterhapist and provide individual, couple/marital and family therapy for all ages and backgrounds. I find it very fulfilling to serve as a change agent and caring problem solver in a wide variety of fields including foster care, substance abuse, sports, addiction, mental health research and education.
My professional mental health experience has spanned over 38 years and includes a wide range of services such as serving as child advocate, working in high conflict divorce cases, coducting anger management and domestic violence group and individual counseling, conducting family interventions, providing relapse prevention counseling, and working with hospital mental helath professional staff as well as forensic psycholgy and psychiatry.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of working in the mental health field is being able to provide support to others during the mot challenging moments in their lives. Moreover, this profession provides the privilege of offering compassion, inspring hope and teaching others the necessary skills required to overcome their current circumstances.
I find it fulfilling to work in this inustry because I can see firtsthand and directly the positive impact I have on another person. I can immediately provide someone with a resource that can make their lives better for having worked with me. To witness the tremendous growth that my clients experience as they transform from sad, lost, struggling, to confident, capable and self-assured is extremely rewarding!
Elon is an incredibly thorough communicator. He is sharp and attentive and immediately identifies "blind spots." Sessions with Elon are not your traditional "talk therapy", instead, this is therapy with action, instruction, insight, and guidance to lead you on your way. I am so pleased to have found Elon, and couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Elon has helped me so much with my issues of grief/loss of my Mom and a long term relationship. I like that Elon offers me his opinion, and also allows me to work things through with his guidance. I feel like I am breaking through being stuck, and so much of it has to do with Elon.
He is very transparent and encourages accountability. I have learned so much about the ‘why‘ behind my past behaviors in relationships. I have some good tools to help me when I am in tough situations.
Mr. Cohen worked with my family and helped us with stress management and concerns we had with our children's schooling. Great insight!
I listen carefully to what the customer is seeking to change, improve or resolve; his/her concerns/issues or challenges he/she is facing. I ask whether they have entered therapy/counseling in the past or recently and whether they have specific goals in mind. I use a series of questions to determine their pscycho-social background to establish a quick baseline (e.g. are you currently on medication, under the care of any doctors, current marital status, etc.). Finally, I invite them to consider three sessions which will provide them with immediate feedback such as identifying their blindspots. I do not like to create co-dependency and as such, do not agree with long term therapy unless we both determine it is necessary. Ultimately, that is the client's decision. I wish to empower clients and build on their strengths.
I have been a therapist for 38 years in the states of Texas and Colorado. I worked in Behavioral Health Hospital in El Paso, for depression, alcohol and drug addiction; I worked for the Department of Corrections; the Teachers Union and Law Enforcement organizations such as the Border Patrol.
I am a child advocate and have served as couselor in high conflict divorces.
I have conducted family therapy and interventions.
I was appointed by the court system to work with professional baseball and football players for anger management and domestic violence issues.
I also specialize in sports psychology, working with high school and college athletes striving for olympics or professional leagues. I teach mental toughness and self control.
Currently focus on bullying prevention programs in our schools through a nonprofit I founded called Be A Friend Make A Friend.
Dual MA's from University of Texas and University of Denver: Counseling and Educational Psychology and Health
Completed 3,000 hours required for state licensure (which I no longer renew).
Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado
I can offer a sliding scale but typically charge $95/hour (sessions are usually 1 hour but can be extended if necessary). For three sessions, agreed to upfront, I charge $250.
Couples therapy is $130/hr.
Family unit therapy is $140.
I do not submit insurance billing/invoices any longer. I use Venmo for billing collections. @Elon-Cohen. I am open to agreed partial payment contract. I offer a 15 minute free of service consultation fee to understand your request and set a sound objectices to meet your personal goals.
I got started right after I completed my state exam and opened up my own mental health office in El Paso, Texas called the Family Stress Center.
I have worked with children, at-risk students, youth and adults with various multicultural backgrounds.
I am very passionate about my work in bullying and cyberbullying prevention. See www.beafriendmakefriend.com
I would advise people looking for a therapist to ask candidate therapists if their training included identifying their own personal issues. A therapist's most critical expertise comes from self-awareness and knowledge especially in the areas of abandonment, separation and loss.
Why are you seeking therapy now?
What is your goal(s) for your therapy?
How long do I want to spend working on my issue?
What questions do you have for the therapist? e.g. how do approach anger or phobias, etc.