"Allison Cohan is a remarkable human being and therapist. Her respect and empathy towards clients matches her clinical insight and ability to challenge them to become their best selves. Allison brings herself into the room, knowing how to use the therapeutic relationship to foster trust and safety, facilitating the ability for change. Allison is grounded in evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy but is not limited to any one method of treatment. She is well versed in the philosophy I used to treat clients at Monte Nido & Affiliates, which includes what I call, Care of the Soul, and in using various humanistic and self-psychology principles. Allison’s success with her clients has earned her the respect of her supervisors and peers in all of her work settings. She is a therapist who I do not hesitate to recommend and someone I consider a trusted colleague and friend."
-Carolyn Costin MA MEd. MFT, FAED, CEDS, Founder Monte Nido and Affiliates, Therapist, Author, Speaker
"Allison Cohan, LCSW, is a brilliant addition to the community of therapists in Denver. Allison trained under the world-famous eating disorder therapist, author, and speaker Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED, serving as a primary therapist at Carolyn's program Monte Nido & Affiliates for three years. Monte Nido & Affiliates is regarded as one of the top residential programs in the United States, renowned for pioneering, relational, holistic therapeutic approaches to individuals with eating disorders. With a luminous spirit and an extraordinarily warm, intelligent, intuitive, connected and thoughtful approach, Allison brings a world of expertise and gentle, engaged presence to her clients. She is superb with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults, with and without eating disorders. When she moved from Malibu to Denver, I was so impressed by Allison as a therapist and human, that I invited her to share office space in my clinic, so that patients of mine who are the right match can simply walk down the hall to receive superb care. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
-Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, Founder & Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic
“Allison is one of those special clinicians who brings to her work a brilliant blend of solid clinical skills, trustworthy intuition, compassionate curiosity, and love. It is a gift to be able to have her as the kind of colleague that I can both sink into authentic therapeutic conversations with, but also as a friend with whom I can trust my truth. As a therapist, I have a high level of discernment when it comes to recommending other therapists, and it gives me so much comfort to be able to have Allison to refer to without reservation. The field of psychotherapy is better with her in it, and hearts and souls are held skillfully and lovingly in her care. “
-Carmen Cool MA, LPC, CHT
Therapist, Educator, Activist, Speaker
“Allison Cohan, LCSW, is not only an exceptional human, but an extraordinary clinician. We had the good fortune of working together as Monte Nido expanded to the East Coast and served as original staff of Monte Nido at Laurel Hill. I have known and worked with Allison for nearly half a decade and can say without hesitation that she has been and remains one of my most trusted colleagues, a most valued professional resource, and a therapist to whom I would refer clients without a moment of hesitation.
Allison is an expert in the therapeutic care of clients struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns. She provides this care in a highly compassionate weight neutral fashion.
Allison is a thoughtful, empathic and hugely talented therapist. She brings a unique blend of skillfulness, training and humanity to all that she does, and is able to connect with individuals and families in a remarkably touching and effective fashion.
I am fortunate to know Allison and to consider her both a dear friend and esteemed colleague.”
-Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Whole Life Nutrition Counseling