Meet Our Team

 

Alyson Cohen, LCSW, Founder and Owner of Alyson Cohen Therapy in her own words: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York and I have been working with adolescents, young adults and families for 8+ years helping countless individuals work through life’s most difficult moments. I am well versed in treating anxiety, depression and trauma-related issues. I am skilled in teaching stress management to help anyone work through the challenges brought on by everyday life. I have been able to expertly build relationships with people who have had difficulties in therapy before with my unique approach and humorous personal touch.

I attended New York University’s Silver School of Social Work to gain my Masters in Social Work graduate degree. Upon graduation, I worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving children and adolescents where I strengthened my engagement and group therapy skills. Shortly thereafter, I began working at a mental health clinic in White Plains as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents and families.

I have presented with other professionals on a discussion panel for the 2015 International Attachment Conference illuminating the work achieved through a program promoting stronger relationships between parents and children. Within this program, I learned invaluable techniques in helping parents and their children build stronger, more effective communication styles resulting in more secure relationships within the family.

 

IMG_5461Meredith Prescott, LCSW, Associate at Alyson Cohen Therapy in her own words: I am an individual and couples therapist at Alyson Cohen Therapy dedicated to helping my clients work through some of life’s most difficult times. I have worked successfully with young adults, couples, and families coping with a variety of concerns. I am skilled in working with chronic illnesses; including those with cancer and helping clients navigate the challenges within the healthcare system and learning effective coping strategies. In addition to my health-related work, I am also an expert in working with couples and those struggling with relationship issues. My warm demeanor and empathic approach makes clients feel at ease.

My clinical perspective is based on a multifaceted approach catered to each individual’s needs. Using my direct, active, and individualized style, I am able to prioritize and understand each client’s unique challenges and goals. Relationship building is my number one priority and most important tool to implementing effective change in treatment. Additional tools offered to my clients include holistic approaches and collaborations with other health professionals to create personalized care surrounding chronic illness. Couples can expect to learn a plethora of communication skills and will leave my office with resources to help them navigate issues outside of the office.

 

It is the belief at Alyson Cohen Therapy that the most valuable aspect of promoting change through therapy is in the relationship between the therapist and client. Please click here to learn more about offered services and styles of approaching treatment together. We look forward to working with you!