Rafael Cohen

Rafael is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota and a licensed Art Therapist (LCAT) in the state of New York. He began his current professional path by pursuing a master’s degree in 2005. Since then Rafael has worked clinically with patients who are addressing a wide range of issues and diagnoses in both individual and group therapy. This work has taken place in a variety of different settings, including: outpatient clinics, short-term inpatient psychiatric hospitals, long-term residential treatment centers, and “diversion” programs within the legal system.

Rafael's interest in psychoanalytic thinking took root in 2009 when he began attending seminars and classes at several different psychoanalytic schools and institutes. His clinical practice is grounded in psychoanalytic theory and technique as understood mainly through the lineage of Freud and Lacan, with input from Bion, Winnicott, and others. He continues to be engaged in this work as a lifelong learner through various paths including: writing, presenting, supervising, teaching, and attending classes. Rafael has been teaching classes at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute since 2020. Rafael is continuing his analytic formation at The Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field and The Clinical College of Colorado. He is a member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field.