Laura Cohen is JFCS’ Child and Family Therapist. In this capacity, she provides support and counseling to individuals, families and groups.
As a master’s level social worker with 30 years of experience, Laura’s diverse background includes delivering clinical services and supervision and program development and management in a variety of settings, including at Cincinnati-based Jewish Family Services, as well as in the private and governmental sectors.
Laura approaches therapy from a strength’s based, trauma-informed perspective whose foundation is Jewish philosophy and values. To her specialty of parent coaching and helping kids and families develop healthier communication styles, Laura brings the recognition of each individual’s inherent resilience and potential for internal strengths, expanded capacity for growth and unexplored potential.
She holds a master’s in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor’s in Psychology and Jewish Studies from Washington University, St. Louis.
Laura has two adult children, two adult stepchildren and a Chiweenie (Chihuahua – Dachshund rescue) named Pretzel.