Cohen, Shiri, PhD

Psychologist, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School




Shiri Cohen, PhD is a staff psychologist at Home Base, focusing on working with military couples and families, and an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Cohen completed her undergraduate work with honors in Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University Scholars Program. She received her Masters Degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Cohen was the recipient of a research fellowship in the Clinical Research Training Program at the Judge Baker Children's Center and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Cohen was a Clinical Fellow in the Couples & Family Training Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Cohen has extensive experience treating couples and families with evidence-based and systemic approaches and is certified in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. She is also trained in the treatment of attachment trauma using affectively- and somatically-based experiential models.  Dr. Cohen serves as a clinical supervisor within the Couples and Family Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and as a member of the Couples & Family Consultation Team also at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cohen's research focuses on attachment in couples and relationship processes such as relational empathy; the intersection of couple's and individual health; and couple-based treatment of illnesses such as depression and anxiety.  Her treatment work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals.