Bhakti Cohen

115 Northeast 7th Avenue, Suite 103
Gainesville, Florida 32601
United States
Office Phone: 352-514-4648
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional, Mediator, Other

I offer multiple services to couples and families:
--Couples and Family Psychotherapy (premarital, marital/couple/family discord, marital mediation, elder mediation and marital/relationship dissolution).
--Family Mediation Solutions: a pre suit, pro-se mediation in partnership with a family attorney where we both act as co-mediators.
--Collaborative Divorce professional: offering group facilitation, couple coaching, child/family specialist services, or mediator

On a personal note, I'm married 48 years. We have 2 grown and married sons along with 6 beautiful grandchildren. I am a sole practitioner located in the historic district of Gainesville, FL.

Area(s) of Practice: Couples and Family Therapist Collaborative Divorce Professional Co-Parenting Facilitator
License(s): LMFT (MT2239) Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (24357-F)

Professional Activities

--North Central Florida Family Therapy Alliance (Board Member) --North Central Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Co-president & Executive Board Member) --Presenter: Peaceful Divorce Options - a monthly, 2-hour community service designed to help the public divorce outside of court --Panel member to the 8th Judicial Circuit's Family Law Section on high conflict families

Undergraduate Education

Santa Fe College, 1997
University of Florida, 2000

Postgraduate Education

University of Florida, 2004

Professional Education

--Extensive post graduate training in Couples and Family Therapy by The Gottman Institute
--Extensive post graduate training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy by Drs. Steve deShazer (dec.) & Insoo Kim Berg (dec)
--Training in Discernment Counseling by Dr. William Doherty
--Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation Training by Dr. Tina Jaekle
--Training in Collaborative Divorce Law by Robert Merlin et al and Forrest (Woody) Mosten
--Training in pre-suit, pro-se mediation by Stacy Langenbhalm, Steve Sulmeyer
--Training in Parenting Coordination by Dr. Debra Carter


During this time of a worldwide health crisis, I am offering online services.