Shari Cohn, MSSW, LCSW, SC, CSAT
Greater Madision, WI
6300 University Avenue Suite 225
Middleton, WI 53562
608-237-8000 Ext 109
Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) # 2984-123
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
AASECT Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy
- Sex Therapy For Sexual Difficulties: Includes low or no sexual desire, difficulty with arousal, problems with orgasm, pain with intercourse, erectile problems, early or late ejaculation, negative effects of medication, trauma and/or illness on sexual functioning, differences in couples' sexual desire, questions about sexual orientation, sexual enhancement.
- Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
- Therapeutic modalities include cognitive and EMDR
- Individual and Couples/Marital Therapy
- Regular guest on radio shows on the topic of sexuality
- Therapy For Adult Survivors of Sexual and Non-Sexual Trauma and Abuse/Assault: negative effects including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the lives of survivors and their partners and families.
- Internet Sexual Addiction/Cybersex Addiction
- Partners/Spouses and Families of Sex Addicts
- Presentations and workshops to a wide range of audiences including mental health and other professionals, medical students, graduate students on sexuality, abuse and survivors coping.
Get to Know Shari Cohn
Master of Science in Social Work received at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
BA – Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior and Institutions at University of Chicago
Graduate level coursework and clinical training in psychotherapy and mental health at Northeastern Illinois University, Forest Hospital Postgraduate Center and Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Ongoing participation in conferences, coursework and clinical training on psychotherapy, sex therapy and sexual addiction treatment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 2 Certification
My goal in therapy is to provide professional, compassionate assistance to clients who are struggling with challenges in their life. I am not judgmental. I am respectful. I have clear boundaries. I am not abusive. These basic beliefs are integral to the work I do especially with clients who have experienced abuse and boundary violations.
I believe that the foundation of effective psychotherapy is a good collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. I work hard to make this happen. I continually ask for feedback from clients about how helpful I am being in assisting them to reach their goals. I listen to feedback from clients and ask them to listen to my perspective. We work together as a team to support them in reclaiming sexuality and reclaiming their life.
Compassion and understanding alone are not enough to help people to identify their patterns of coping that are no longer working for them or to stop doing behaviors that are dangerous for them or others or to learn new skills. This is where I use the professional training and clinical skills I have developed in almost thirty years as a mental health professional.
I assess the clients' needs and work with them to use the tools that will be most helpful to identify and reach their goals. I provide effective strategies to deal with the problems clients are facing - ranging from cognitive behavioral strategies to deal with depression and anxiety to specific sex therapy strategies to help with sexual dysfunction to clear performable tasks to address sexual addiction and compulsivity. Among the other psychotherapeutic approaches I use include insight oriented psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, transactional analysis, interpersonal reconstructive therapy, relaxation techniques, art therapy, gestalt therapy, bibliotherapy and EMDR.
While the specific treatment approaches vary depending on the issues individuals are addressing, the services I provide include:
Treatment Planning including goals and methods to achieve goals
Community Support sessions
Coordination of services with other treatment providers
Referral as needed