Interview with Margie


Who do you work with?

I enjoy working with many issues including work life, family and relationships, health concerns, trauma, grief and loss.I work with a range of adult individuals and couples of diverse ethnicities, sexual orientations and class backgrounds. 

How do you work?

My primary goal in working with clients is to help identify and release traumatic experiences so that people can become more joyful, creative and productive in their lives. My style is relational and psychodynamic, and I rely on my authenticity, intuition and compassion to connect with clients.

Do you enjoy your work?

It is my great privilege to do the work I do. I love connecting deeply with people, hearing powerful stories of sorrows and strengths, and offering insights from my intuition and 35+ years of experience.  

What's it like to work with you? 

My clients know without a doubt that I care about them. I love learning, laughing and engaging emotionally with people as I respectfully and gently enter into their lives through our psychotherapy work together. I have a lot of skill and knowledge to share, and I try never to  forget that my clients are the only ones who can teach me about their lives. This combination has been a very successful one for change, empowerment and joyful transformation.




Trauma of all kinds: 

  • sexual
  • emotional
  • physical abuse
  • medical traumas
  • creative impasses
  • social injustices including sexism,racism,homophobia, classism,immigration, war
  • multigenerational trauma

Life Transitions: illness,death and grief, children becoming adults, parents transitioning to post-child living, relationship changes

Margie Cohen, LCSW

(510) 852-9470


1505 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94707

East Bay Area, close to Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito, Richmond, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward