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  • Bothell / Canyon Park


Adoption, Anxiety, Divorce, Grief, Parenting, Relationship

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Yaffa Cohen, MSSW, LICSW


As a Clinical Social Worker, my approach is patient-centered with a focus on helping clients draw on their strengths to make desired changes in their lives. I believe therapy is about finding your authentic self and learning to embrace the challenges as stepping-stones to building good insight, clearer direction, stronger coping skills, and life wisdom. I approach therapy by integrating talk for a better understanding of our emotional intricacies while encouraging exercises that serve to transform and integrate new behaviors.

I explore with you your goals for treatment, I use evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients reach their objectives, which can include Talk Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Task-Oriented, Strength-Based, Behavioral-Focused, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy or combination of all in an eclectic approach. Together we define the problem, establish goals, build pathways to outcome, and work together on interventions that help eliminate, reduce and/or manage the presenting problem. I cannot offer any promise or guarantee about your personal outcomes but most likely you will experience change as you grow at multiple levels.

Clinical Social Work is a specialty practice area, which focuses on assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness, emotional and behavioral challenges and disturbances. Both at the personal and professional level, I experience working with clients in life transition, chronic health problems, special needs, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, coping skills, family conflict, divorce, and reconstituted families. Over decades I have worked in the fields of adoption, case management, family and children services, home care and hospice, neuro-diversity (including but not limited to ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder), parenting, relationship issues and self esteem, providing psychodynamic counseling. Within this framework, I provide individual, group, couples and family therapy intervention modalities..

Experience & Education

  • MSSW – Columbia University – School of Social Work, 1987
  • MHA – University of Washington – School of Public Health, 2016
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) – License #LW60001200


I am a preferred provider with Regence and Optum.  I am pending in network status with Cigna, Premera, Aetna, Beacon Health, Kaiser Permanente, and First Choice. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.