Richard Cohen, M.A., is a psychotherapist, educator, and author who travels throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East teaching about marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, healing from sexual abuse, and understanding gender identity and sexual orientation issues. Over the past 35 years, he has helped hundreds in therapy and thousands through healing seminars, as well as trained over 6,000 physicians, psychologists, counselors, and ministry leaders how to assist those dealing with gender identity and sexual orientation concerns.
Cohen is the author of five books which have been translated into twelve languages. He founded the International Healing Foundation (IHF) in 1990, and is currently the president and co-founder of Positive Approaches To Healthy Sexuality (PATH). Based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, PATH offers counselor training programs, family healing session, consultations, resource materials, and speaking engagements. Cohen is a frequent guest lecturer on college and university campuses, and at therapeutic and religious conferences.
Cohen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a Master’s of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University. He has worked in child abuse treatment services, and individual, couples, and family therapy services. For three years, he worked as an HIV/AIDS educator for the Seattle, Washington chapter of the American Red Cross where he authored a statewide curriculum for foster parents and health care providers dealing with HIV infected children.
Cohen has been interviewed by newspaper, radio and television media including appearances on 20/20, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, and other news outlets throughout the world. He lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with his wife of forty-three years, while his three adult children are making their mark in the world.