Larry Cohen, LICSW, A-CBT, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. He has worked with over 1,000 persons with social anxiety and related disorders and has led more than 95 social anxiety therapy groups in Washington, DC. His social anxiety therapy group was the focus of a National Public Radio story on CBT.

Larry received his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1987. He co-founded the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) in 2014 and has served as NSAC’s Co-Chair ever since. He is also a founding member of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.

Larry has achieved a number of certifications including the rigorous certification of Diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, which has also conferred on him the status of Fellow for having “made sustained outstanding contributions to the field of cognitive therapy,” certification as a Diplomate in CBT by the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and certification in Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy, helping people use role plays to change unhealthy attitudes. He is included as a “Top Therapist” in Washingtonian magazine’s listing in the category of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Larry Cohen maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Larry Cohen is the co-founder and co-chair of the National Social Anxiety Center.