Dr. Larry Cohen
Dr. Larry Cohen
Life Coaching in South New Jersey and Philadelphia





‘You must understand that you’re in charge of your life and you can choose which direction to go...’ No one had ever said that to me before. No one had ever taught me that I could choose to be an independent, empowered man - that I had a choice. No one had ever treated me like a man. I never got that in my home. Dr. Cohen helped me take my life back.  
— Todd W.

the journey

as a psychotherapist, I helped individuals and couples improve their relationships, overcome depression and other mood disorders, become sober from addictions, and heal from trauma. my job was to DIAGNOSE and treat mental health problems, and my purpose was to provide treatments that effectively lessened or resolved the symptoms of mental health problems. as my clients got well, their symptoms would diminish, stabilize, and even cease. when they got well, their lives would change dramatically. Their life goals would change, their desires would intensify, and most became eager to live fuller, happier, and more satisfying lives. for years, many of my clients lives had been limited due to the symptoms of their mental health problems. changing and improving their life, which for many wasn't possible until they got well, immediately became their most important goal. no longer in need of psychotherapy, they needed a life coach.

Life coaching does not treat mental illness. life coaching focuses on individual and relational growth, life and professional change, and increasing happiness and personal satisfaction. Individual, couples, and professional coaching is all about taking intelligent action, analyzing results, making adjustments , and taking steps necessary to achieve lasting happiness and success. life coaching is about living the life you've imagined, and being as alive as you can be. I now offer life coaching, couples coaching, and professional coaching to all of my clients. in addition, i offer TIME-LIMITED, ONE-ON-ONE and group TRAININGs on various LIFE SKILLS and PROFESSIONAL topics. taking part in a training is a structured, focused way of gaining new knowledge and learning new skills. topics include SELF-AWARENESS, ASSERTIVENESS, COMMUNICATION, RELATIONAL SKILLS, TIME MANAGEMENT, MOTIVATIONAL ENHANCEMENT, AND MORE. click here to find out more about one-on-one and group training options.

When I first met Larry, I was somewhat unsure and unable to find my way. He helped me find my way, and he provided just the right amount of ‘push’ to guide me toward meeting my goals. I did not think much of myself for a very long time. Larry encouraged me to seek out and apply for graduate school. I now have a career that I love, in a profession that I love. The transformation that took place in me and in my life is truly wonderful.
— rebecca n.


it is reasonable to expect that coaching can HELP you dramatically change your life. coaching can assist you to BECOME BETTER AT WHAT you DO, OR help you build new SKILLS to help with what you STRUGGLE WITH. you may think, ‘MY COACH WILL HELP ME BE BETTER AT MY PROFESSION, THEREFORE MY GOAL OF INCREASING MY INCOME WILL BE REALIZED.’ OR, ‘I NEED TO GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME. MY COACH WILL HELP ME DO THIS.’ OR, ‘I struggle in my RELATIONSHIPS, BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. MY COACH WILL HELP ME IMPROVE MY ABILITY TO HAVE SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS.’ THESE areas are essential, and all can be successfully addressed through coaching. I don’t need to know what you do to help you do it better. You already know how to do what it is you do. coaching ignites a creative spark, bringing with it fresh strategies, new ideas, and new ways to improve. Working with a coach is interactive, and I will challenge you in ways you do not challenge yourself. I will help you see opportunities when you may see none. Life coaching is about creating a trusting, supportive relationship - one in which you feel comfortable making necessary changes that will improve your life.

I have complete trust and faith in Dr. Cohen’s guidance, as much as I would with close family and friends - and at times more so. Larry made it clear that I can count on him if I ever have a question, a concern, or if I find myself in crisis. I am forever grateful and relieved that someone so compassionate and generous as Dr. Cohen is there to help guide me through life’s journey. I thought I had it together - and I did in many ways - but Larry helped me identify my blind spots. I am back on track, having learned new, more effective ways of doing things.
— John R.
 Life coaching in New jersey

Getting to success

Obstacles to success can be both internal and external. internal obstacles, such as self-sabotage, or fear embedded in past experience, can keep you from happiness and success. we will work hard to correct any thinking errors and dysfunctional behaviors we uncover. correcting internal obstacles can change your life, Freeing you up to be more successful and more satisfied. sometimes It is you who are the obstacle to your own success. after we discover how you may be sabotaging your success, we will take steps to resolve it. This work leads to recognition that you are both your own obstacle to success, and your own answer. resolving thinking errors and dysfunctional behaviors opens up a new world, and you will find yourself more capable than you imagined.


"You are your own obstacle to your success, and you are also your own answer. Resolving thinking errors and dysfunctional behaviors opens up a new world, where you find yourself more capable than you imagined."

being self-aware is essential to the change process and to building success. an essential truth, one that changed my life, is this: you cannot rely on things outside of yourself to esteem yourself. doing this can make you feel stuck and will contribute to continued unhappiness. you must recognize that you have no control over external factors and that you alone create esteem, happiness and success. When you rely on external factors to define yourself, feelings of success and self-worth can collapse INSTANTANEOUSLY when external factors change. success comes from within. self-esteem based on that which is outside of yourself is crazy-making. external factors come and go, and you have no control over them. an important part of coaching is to focus on building self-awareness, and creating true self-esteem, not other-esteem. This is essential, as self-awareness is the bedrock upon which success is built. you will experience little or no progress if internal obstacles are ignored. we will identify internal obstacles and work together to correct them. When you work hard and make necessary life changes, things begin to click, and there's no better feeling. life is changing, your goals are being met, and you start to reach farther than you ever dared before.

I came to know a man who provided me, for the first time in my life, something I was never given — a healthy, loving, authentic role model who nurtured and cared for me. He taught me how to be a man. And he showed me that I am lovable. Of this I am certain: what he does is not something that just anyone can do. I have walked in my life a similar path of pain that Larry has walked in his. He is a very special human being. I don’t know what would have become of me had Larry not been there to take hold of my hand when I reached up from the depths.
— Albert C.

Next Steps

Individual sessions take place at my Haddon Township office or by telephone. Couples sessions and one-on-one training modules take place at my office. Group trainings at your location are also available. Please call me so that we can discuss what it is you want to discuss - what do you need to work on? where do you want to be? what's holding you back? how can I help?  the initial consultation focuses on identifying what it is you need, and what direction we must go to get it. Sessions are 50-minutes long and you must Expect to attend at least 1 session per week. If you desire a more fluid experience, 2 or more sessions per week can also be scheduled if available. One-on-one training modules last from 4 to 12 weeks, and are designed to be time-limited. 

 Professional and executive coaching in New jersey

Doing this work is not for the faint of heart. You must be motivated, and you must be committed to the process. Planning, effort, and sheer will is required. Whether your goals are professional or deeply personal, the path to success will reveal itself. if you stay the course and work hard, you will succeed. I encourage you to overreach. We will dig in, work together in partnership, and succeed.

To schedule an individual or couples session, or to begin a one-on-one training module, please call me at (856) 352-5428.


Dr. Larry Cohen   (856) 352-5428