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About Me

Pronouns: he, him, his

I’m Dr. Tracy Cohn (sounds like cone), LCP, PhD, a psychologist in Blacksburg, Virginia.  

I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP, PhD) based in Blacksburg, Virginia and providing services throughout Virginia and other states via telehealth. Combining extensive clinical experience with a passion for research and education, Dr. Cohn empowers individuals and organizations to thrive.

Education and Credentials:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a focus on human sexuality (University of Kansas, 2007)

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • PSYPACT Authorized for Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT)

Experience:

Clinical Practice:

Dr. Cohn maintains a thriving therapy practice, supporting individuals and couples facing challenges like substance abuse, trauma, sexual identity exploration, and various life concerns. His integrative approach, emphasizing early relationship experiences and psychodynamic theory, tailors therapy to each client's unique needs. He utilizes diverse techniques, including dialogue, interpretation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and various self-reflection exercises, to find the most effective path to healing and growth.

Research and Teaching:

Dr. Cohn's research delves into critical areas such as human sexuality, the impact of behavior on public policy, and conflict resolution in close relationships. He actively shares his knowledge as a professor, shaping future generations of mental health professionals. Prior to his academic career, his research contributed to understanding job-seeking strategies for individuals with disabilities.

Business Consulting:

Since 2008, Dr. Cohn has partnered with organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations, to optimize their operations. He assists them in enhancing productivity, employee satisfaction, and strategic personnel selection, enabling them to reach their full potential.

Person-Centered Focus:

Dr. Cohn believes in fostering positive change and creating a safe space for individuals and organizations to explore and grow. Whether through clinical care, research, or consultation, his dedication lies in empowering individuals and fostering a more fulfilling and connected world.

More About Me

Credentials

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in human sexuality from the University of Kansas in 2007. Afterward I completed my internship at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas, where I worked with military veterans and their families. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am also PSYPACT Authorized - Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT), which means I can see clients in several states.

Professorship & Research

Before my academic career, I participated in research initiatives funded by the Department of Labor, investigating strategies to enhance employment opportunities and workplace success for individuals with disabilities. My current research focuses on human sexuality, the interplay between behavior and public policy, and addressing conflict in close relationships.

 

Clinical Practice

In my private practice, based in Virginia, I help individuals and couples navigate a range of life challenges, including substance abuse, trauma, and exploring sexual identity. I utilize an integrative approach, drawing from various therapeutic modalities, particularly psychodynamic theory. This approach emphasizes the impact of early relationships on current behaviors and aims to unravel these patterns for personal growth.

Tailoring my approach to each client's unique needs, I incorporate a diverse set of techniques, such as:

  • Dialogue and Interpretation: Fostering open communication and exploring unconscious patterns.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Developing healthier coping mechanisms and thought processes.

  • Self-Monitoring and Visualization: Increasing awareness of personal triggers and fostering desired outcomes.

  • Creative Expression: Utilizing journaling, drawing, and reading to facilitate self-discovery.

This combination of therapeutic strategies allows me to create a safe and supportive space for individuals and couples to heal, grow, and thrive.

Business Consultation

Leveraging over 15 years of experience, I collaborate with organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, to optimize their operations. My expertise lies in enhancing productivity, employee satisfaction, and strategic talent acquisition. I am committed to partnering with you to identify and implement solutions that propel your organization toward peak performance.

 

Bio For Published Materials

Dr. Tracy Cohn, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology, bringing extensive experience to his research and teaching endeavors.

Extensive Teaching Background: Dr. Cohn has designed and delivered a diverse range of courses, including assessment, multiculturalism, substance abuse and addiction, and human sexuality.

Active Research Program: He leads a prolific research program, actively publishing, presenting, and lecturing in the areas of:

  • LGBT+ sexual health and wellness

  • Stigma and strength theory

  • Trauma

Clinical Experience and Consulting Services:

  • Dr. Cohn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist maintaining a successful private practice in Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • He also leverages his expertise by providing executive coaching services, empowering businesses and leaders across the nation to optimize employee strengths and potential.

Diverse Clinical Experience: During his graduate training at the University of Kansas, Dr. Cohn gained invaluable experience through affiliations with:

  • Community mental health centers

  • HIV/AIDS clinics

  • Veterans Affairs hospitals

  • College counseling centers

He also dedicated a significant period to working with non-native English speakers, specifically addressing concerns related to cultural development and integration. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cohn further enriched his clinical expertise by working on a Department of Labor grant, investigating job retention strategies for individuals with disabilities.

 

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