Tom J Cohn

About me

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison talking about his attempts to invent the light bulb. At times we feel that we are failing. In our relationships, our jobs, day-to-day struggles or life itself. However, often our so-called "failed attempts" are crucial steps towards increased well-being and healing. In more than 18 years as a marital and family therapist I have been continuously inspired by clients' creativity, resilience and curiosity in bringing about that healing.

I specialize in two areas, relationship therapy and OCD/Hoarding/Anxiety disorders. Gottman's approach with its emphasis on constructive conflict resolution, strengthening friendship and creating shared meaning offers practical strategies in building successful relationships. For OCD/Hoarding/Anxiety disorders I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Therapy is an exciting and vibrant partnership between therapist and client(s). I commit to this relationship my knowledge, expertise and creativity to support you through the challenges that brought you to therapy. I offer both daytime and evening appointments, and for OCD/Hoarding clients also home visits.

Training & experience


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

 MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, (Merit) Birkbeck College, Uni. of London & Institute of Family Therapy (IFT)

Foundation Course in Couples’ Counseling, Relate/University of East London


Clinical Specialist, UCLA OCD IOP Clinic, Westwood, CA - Mar 19 – present  Providing individual and group therapy to individuals with OCD, OC related disorders and compulsive hoarding therapy. • Utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Behavioral Coach, UCLA OCD IOP Clinic, Westwood, CA May 18 – Dec 18 • Providing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to adult individuals diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Hoarding disorders. • Co-facilitated a weekly alumni group of the program’s graduates Marital & Family Therapist, 

Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA - Jan.12- present • Providing individual, couples’ and family therapy with a specialty in treating OCD, anxiety and hoarding disorders, therapy with teenagers (at risk), their families and couples and marital therapy 

Director of Programs and Strategic Planning, Magen Yeladim Int. Los Angeles, CA Oct.13- Oct.14 • Developing, promoting and delivering child abuse prevention and training programs to schools, parents and children across the United States. 

Marital & Family Therapist, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Oct.10- Oct.13 • Providing individual, couples’ and family therapy with a specialty in therapy with teenagers (at risk) their families and couples and marital therapy 

Obsessions treated

  • Contamination
  • Checking
  • Somatic
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Paedophilia
  • Magical Thinking
  • Symmetry
  • Religious
  • Harm
  • Maternal/Perinatal
  • Suicide
  • Health Anxiety
  • Other

Qualifications & accreditation


$220 per 50min session

Work address

300 Medical Plaza Driveway,Westwood,Los Angeles,CA,90095

Types of session
  • Online/Phone
Phone number
Clients you treat
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish
Work hours

Weekdays afternoons and evenings

Therapy approaches
  • Couples counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure & Response Prevention