Lawrence Cohen, M.D.

2020 Milvia Street
Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94704 [map]



Over the 25 years that I have been in practice, I have steadfastly held to my conviction that there is never an end to knowledge, and that our understanding of each other, and ourselves is fluid and evolving...always. From this position, I have strived to maintain a humility and interest in learning from my patients, and their challenges. My own approaches have developed from my interest in exploring and learning along a broad and varied pathway: from a longstanding interest in psychology, philosophy, and the sciences, to research at the National Institutes of Mental Health, to training in and practicing psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and a variety of psychotherapies (psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and cognitive behavioral therapies among others).

Over the years I have practiced, I have focused on helping those struggling with mood and anxiety issues, including: depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, post-traumatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, attention-deficit disorders, crisis-intervention, and transitional stresses.

I have maintained a practice that is defined by a desire to thoroughly understand my patients, and help them address their concerns constructively and collaboratively. I offer psychopharmacologic consultation and treatment, transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy (TMS), as well as psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents who have a variety of concerns and problems.

I see our work as a collaboration, and attempt to tailor that work to suit the unique concerns of each person. I want you to know that my goal is to provide an opportunity for my patients to effectively address their needs, and that this may include medication intervention and treatment, and/or psychotherapy. I often collaborate with other therapists, primary care physicians, or medical specialists if it is appropriate and beneficial.



American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology



Medical School
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco