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Discussing difficult topics with honesty, enthusiasm, and when appropriate humor.

Psycholy Today

Your Emotional Meter

See the most recent blog post articles from Doctor Ilene Cohen Strauss on Psychology Today. Reduce your stress, anger and reactivity with this full collection of articles…


Therapy Tribe, Find Wellness

Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety can be defined as the response of an individual to a threat, real or imagined. It is a process, to some extent, that is present in all living things. Anxiety isn’t always bad, it can assist us to cope with tense situations, and can motivate us to work harder or stay focused when working towards a goal…


Therapy Tribe, Find Wellness 

Anger Management Therapy

We all know what it’s like to feel angry. It’s a natural human emotion, that is invoked when we experience hurt, injustice, fear, and frustration. We can easily tell when we are angry by the powerful physical response in the body, such as a rush of adrenaline, increased blood pressure, heart rate and fast breathing that often takes over us….


Therapy Tribe, Find Wellness 

Expert Team

At TherapyTribe we are committed to providing our readers with professional, accurate and digestible references on important mental health and therapy topics. Our experts regularly review and update our articles to include the latest treatment modalities and philosophies. Learning all you can about mental health is an important first step toward feeling better….


Indie Brag

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: Award-Winning Non-Fiction Books

Is being a people-pleaser (a.k.a., conflict avoider, pushover, approval-seeker, doormat, etc.) ruining your life? Do you sometimes feel as if you exist only to satisfy others’ wants and needs, but never your own? Is your physical, mental, and emotional health suffering as a result?…


Indie Reader

Verdict in: When It’s Never About You

Based on her personal experiences and those of her clients, Dr. Strauss Cohen walks readers through scenarios that will be familiar to people-pleasers. She infuses the book with quotes and facts from authorities who have contributed to behavioral sciences…


Tiny Buddha

Why People Pleasers Don’t Get the Love and Respect They Desire

I used to think that being kind, gentle, and agreeable was guaranteed to win me love and acceptance from others. I’d tiptoe around destructive people’s behaviors, no matter how uncomfortable I felt about it, believing to my core that if only I could be nice enough to them, they would one day lead a better life…


Psych Central

Dr Ilene Cohen on Psych Central

Ilene S. Cohen on Psych Central; See her most recent blog posts on:

  • 7 Unexpected Mental Health Benefits of Exercising
  • 7 Tips on How to Kick the Habit of Indecisiveness…


Kerry’s Blog

When It’s Never About You

Dr Cohen would like readers of her book When Its’ Never About You to recognise the difference between selfish and self-full (the median between selfishness and selflessness). Dr Ilene recounts parts of her personal journey when she equated being good and selfless to being an over-functioner…


Having Time

Dr Ilene Cohen on Having Time

Ilene S. Cohen on Having Time; See her most recent blog posts on:

  • What to do When You Have a Complicated Relationship With Your Mom
  • How to Stop Being a People Pleaser and a Miserable Life…


Uplifting Content

Blog Posts on Uplifting Content

Some uplifting and helpful blog posts on Uplifting Content including:

  • Finding Contentment: Can you be Satisfied With What You Already Have
  • Living Your Desire: Why it’s Important to Find Out What You Want From Life and Go For It
  • Thinking of Anxiety as the Symptom, Not the Problem…



A Modern Lifestyle Brand Redefining Motherhood

Ilene S. Cohen on Motherly; See her most recent blog posts on:

  • Why your 3-year-old acts like a ‘threenager’
  • We can’t protect our kids from their emotions—in fact, we shouldn’t…



Dr Ilene’s Helpful Insight

Doctor Ilene’s shares her expertise on Soundcloud. Listen to her insight on many different subjects.



Meet Doctor Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D of Dr Ilene in Aventura

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D. Ilene, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I created my blog while trying to find a healthy balance between being selfless and selfish…


People Pleasing in Dept

Interview with Daniela Giangiorgi

People pleasing: something a lot of people struggle with. Through this interview, I talk with Daniela about my personal experience of people pleasing habits and share my expertise on it, and lots more.


The Native Society

My NativeAdVantage

Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and blogger, who teaches in the Department of Counseling at Barry University. She’s a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in Psych Central and Tiny Buddha…


Psychology For Millennials By Millennials

Happiness is Not a Destination But a Journey

Happiness: it’s something we all search for. How we go about doing so, however, makes all the difference, and it’s something Dr. Ilene Strauss Cohen, a psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Barry University, is particularly interested in…


Ethan Bearman KGO•810

5 Simple Steps to Daily Happiness

Savvy, witty and curious, Ethan unearths truths and upends the status quo with his razor sharp intellect and penetrating style….


Psychology Today

The Pursuit of Happiness Actually a Source of Unhappiness?

I’ll be happy when I get that job I applied for; I’ll be happy when I get that purse I’ve been saving up for; I’ll be happy when I’m in a relationship; I’ll be happy when…


I Do Podcast

Dealing with Emotional Triggers and Thinking Separately

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why commitment is the baseline and foundation of a relationship.
  • Why it’s important to think separately from your partner in a relationship…


The Matt Townsend Show

When Guilt Keeps You From Setting Boundaries

People whose beliefs are motivated by guilt often fail to set necessary boundaries in their relationships. This guilt comes from believing that prioritizing oneself over others is wrong. Ilene S. Cohen with some ideas no why we feel that guilt…


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Dr. Ilene has the ability to discuss difficult topics with honesty, enthusiasm, and when appropriate humor. She is a psychotherapist, avid blogger, and adjunct professor with the knowledge to both engage her audiences and leave them with ideas that can help them change their lives.

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