Matthew Cohen, MSW, LMSW, PhD.


Clinical Social worker

Matt Cohen, Ph.D. is an LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker, The University of Kansas '94) with an office in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. He works as a group facilitator and counsels individuals and couples 18 years and older. Matt has many years of experience in mental health including working in the Lawrence, Kansas Public School System providing counseling to students. He served as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor at the Douglas County Citizen's Committee on Alcoholism (DCCCA) and offered psychotherapy and case management to mental health patients at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt has also given national seminars about working with difficult people in the workplace. He is a certified workplace mediator, coach/educator, and trains others in mediation. He has traveled nationally and internationally to present and conduct workshops using movement, storytelling, and play as a technique to build community, spontaneity, and develop a sense of connectedness with others.  His colleagues would describe him as a kind, collaborative, driven, resourceful individual who maintains humorous, positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity. Matt has received certification in EMDR Level 1. Matt is under the supervision of Megan Carnahan, LISW.


Matt is currently accepting new clients, and can be reached at or at 319-313-6750.


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Working with Megan has been so helpful. She’s patient and encouraging. She is not only accepting but has helped me accept myself. So lucky to have found her!