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Dr. Rebecca Cohen, MD

Dr. Rebecca Cohen, MD

Interventional Psychiatrist, Director of TMS

Dr Rebecca Cohen is an Interventional Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as a nationally recognized expert in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Her private practice, Cohen & Associates, was established in 2014 to deliver top tier Psychiatric evaluations and comprehensive clinical care. She has expanded the scope of her practice with the addition of outstanding colleagues and technologies to deliver the most evidence-based and compassionate care in the region.

Doctors Of Distinction

Dr. Rebecca Cohen earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biopsychology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She then earned a master’s degree in medical sciences at Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences based on research completed at Harvard Medical School Neurology Department. Dr. Cohen completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine where she was recipient of the psychiatry department’s Malamud Award for Excellence. She began her adult psychiatry training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN later transferring to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where she served as Chief Psychiatry Resident at Georgetown Hospital during her final year.

Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious Hugh H. Hussey Teaching award for two consecutive years given by Georgetown University School of Medicine for excellence in medical student teaching by a resident. She was also awarded the Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Foundation.

After completing residency in Washington, D.C., Dr. Cohen moved with her husband to Boston, Massachusetts where she completed additional fellowship work in psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She worked for 12 years in private practice in Newton, MA where she became the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Director in 2010 and the site investigator of the National Outcomes Study for TMS in 2012. After relocating to Sarasota, FL, Dr. Cohen developed and lead another private practice in their TMS program and became the Regional Medical Director for a national TMS provider, with the goal of improved education, awareness and better clinical care in her southeast region.

Dr Cohen now serves as the Brain Health Expert on ABC7’s Suncoast View programming expanding awareness of the evidence base and current state of technology in the field of Neuroscience and Psychiatry. She has also been the recipient of several distinguished Top Doctor awards and honors, recognized for outstanding clinical work by both patients and medical colleagues alike.

Dr Cohen’s leadership in the field helped her get elected by her peers to the distinguished International Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS) Board of Directors and, in addition, she has served as the Co-Chair of the Society’s Membership Committee. Her CTMSS work has helped her collaborate with thought leaders and colleagues internationally to improve awareness and understanding of Neuromodulation and its applications in outpatient psychiatric settings.

Dr. Cohen’s Treatment Philosophy

“I have always approached patient care with the idea of recognizing the complex biological, psychological and situational impact of each person’s presentation. Psychiatric symptoms are the most complicated of any medical specialty, because they potentially impact who you are and how you feel about yourself.My goal with patients is to help you understand your psychiatric symptoms and conflicts, and to work collaboratively with you to improve your overall health and well-being. In over a decade of private clinical practice, I have worked with patients in both acute crisis situations as well as with more chronic, debilitating symptoms or difficulties.  For some patients, seeking out care can be upsetting or difficult.  My goal is to establish a safe and nurturing environment so we can do the work together, establish clear goals for your treatment plan and take proper care of your needs.

As a psychopharmacologist I will take a detailed history of your symptoms and select the most evidence-based, effective medication(s) to achieve symptom remission.

Additionally, in our work together, I also strive to assist you with gaining more personal insight, provide support for your discomfort and help you develop new strategies for coping with your challenges. I will gladly work with your other treating medical doctors or therapists to provide the most thorough treatment possible.

I invite you to contact me and take the first step towards healing and living a healthier life.  Let’s discuss how I can use my expertise to be of help to you. Please feel free to explore my website or call my office number with any questions.”

Dr. Rebecca Cohen, MD
Dr. Rebecca Cohen, MD
Sarasota Psychiatrist Rebecca Cohen MD – Effective Treatment

Dr Rebecca Cohen is an Interventional Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as a nationally recognized expert in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Her private practice, Cohen & Associates, was established in 2014 to deliver top tier Psychiatric evaluations and comprehensive clinical care. She has expanded the scope of her practice with the addition of outstanding colleagues and technologies to deliver the most evidence-based and compassionate care in the region.

Doctors Of Distinction

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Sarasota Psychiatrist Rebecca Cohen MD – Effective Treatment 1217 S. East Avenue Suite 209 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 559-8500
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Now Approved For Treating Adolescents

Neurostar TMS therapy has received FDA approval for treatment of adolescent depression!

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