Dr Karen Cohen

Assisting individuals, couples and families in a warm and friendly environment.

Karen works from a positive psychological framework – directing attention to identifying and enhancing those aspects of an individual’s life which are positive.

Karen believes that therapy is patient directed. She is flexible in her approach to each individual and the issues which they bring to a therapy session and will work collaboratively with each patient to support them achieve their goals.

Passionate about assisting individuals to formulate their thoughts better to improve decision making, Karen will supporting them in the pursuit of reclaiming control of their lives.

About Karen

After working as a nurse for many years Karen decided to enhance her knowledge and understanding of the human mind and body and commenced her training as a psychologist. She continued to work as a nurse until she had completed her studies.

Since 1999 Karen has been working as a psychologist. Her experience includes working on a community mental health team; on an inpatient psychiatric ward; as a school counsellor, in a university psychology clinic, in a university counselling service and at a private psychiatric hospital. Karen is currently a casual lecturer at the N.S.W. Institute of Psychiatry and a casual tutor and lecturer in the psychology department at Macquarie University. She is also a member of theAustralian Psychological Society.

To balance work and family commitments, she has commenced working in private practice on a part time basis however assisting those in distress is important to Karen and time will be made available for you.

Karen has presented at two conferences; 5th Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning, Toronto, Canada, 2008 and 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, 2010. She also has had one publication Cohen, K. & Cairns, D. (2011) Is searching for meaning in life associated with reduced subjective well-being? Confirmation and possible moderators. Journal of Happiness Studies, First Online, 22nd April.