Victor Cohen, PhD, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach
I believe that if we turn within, we can find the resources to deal with any problem and we can create a life of satisfaction, love and joy. My ideal client wants a safe, caring relationship in which to open up, share and be authentic. The journey to being oneself is very exciting and for me; therapy is about accepting oneself, expressing oneself and being honest. Doing this inner work with a guide naturally opens doors to connection and resolution of relationship and family problems and creates enthusiasm and a sense of satisfaction and purpose in one's life.
I am a Yale/University of Michigan trained psychologist. I work with clients and teach in two graduate psychology programs. I emphasize learning to tolerate and express feelings openly and constructively and I try to be a real and trustable, open and honest, caring and accepting companion on this journey.
I come from the humanistic tradition of psychologists who believe that a therapist is only as skilled as he/she is evolved or self-actualized him or herself. For me therapy is a subjective, authentic relationship. I enjoy getting to know my clients and sharing what I have learned on my journey to help them.
Call or Email Victor Cohen for a free consultation now - (424) 218-9854


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1981
  • License No. and State: PSY 14016 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • I give clients a monthly statement
  • Your insurance co. will reimburse you
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Spirituality


  • Acceptance of Self/Comfort with Self
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integration of therapy meditation and spirituality
  • Interpersonal
  • Learning to value oneself and be true to oneself
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness/Self-Awareness
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016
Victor Cohen, PhD, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach

Victor Cohen

Psychologist, PhD