“That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship.”


-Murray Bowen

my work

what i do

Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and mother of two young girls. She is one of the most respected voices in the psychology of people-pleasing and navigating the difficulty of living an intentional life while trying to maintain fulfilling relationships.


She is the author of 6 books, all of which have received awards and 5-star ratings from her readers. These include her most famous book When It’s Never About You, and her book, Anxious for Answers. She’s a regular contributor to Psychology Today, with dedicated readers in the millions. Her books and therapy practice are fueled by a passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. As president of her family’s foundation, Dr. Ilene oversees various initiatives to create better opportunities for those in need.

what i believe

I believe that a positive human connection creates instrumental change in all areas of our lives.

my expertise

as seen in…

IMG_4139 (1)

Stay in the Know!

Sign up to receive your newsletter for the latest information from Doctor Ilene.