Adult Group Psychotherapy

Group therapy is a cornerstone of my work. It can be an important component in an individual’s therapeutic journey. I lead general psychotherapy groups for adults and those specifically for gay men. Our sessions are dynamic, experiential, based on state-of-the-art group therapy theory, research and practices. Limited to eight members, our groups are made up of women and men who reflect the multi-racial and international community that is Washington, D.C. Members are single, married and divorced. During weekly, HIPAA-compliant virtual, 75-minute sessions, participants grow to know one another well in this close, supportive and confidential experience.


Thursday evenings 5:10-6:45 p.m. Facilitators: Gordon Cohen, Psy.D. and Jennifer Pellegrini, Ph.D


Gay Men’s Group Therapy

Working with gay men has been a passion of mine since I began my practice. As a result, Matthew Weissman, Ph.D., and I founded the Affirmative Psychotherapy Group in 1992 to serve this community. Together and separately, we offer several groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at varying times.

Group members continue individual psychotherapy but in a group context. This is an opportunity for gay men to speak with one another about their lives. They come to know one another over a long period of time and become deeply involved in each others lives. There is no outside contact between members, which allows the work to develop within a community of like-minded men in a supportive, safe and confidential setting.


Tuesday afternoons: noon-1:15 p.m. Facilitators: Gordon Cohen, Psy.D., and Richard Elion, MD.

Tuesday evenings: 5:30-6:45 p.m.Facilitators: Gordon Cohen, Psy.D., and Sean LeSane, LICSW

Wednesday mornings: 8:15 -9:30 a.m. Facilitators: Gordon Cohen, Psy.D., and Richard Elion, M.D.

Wednesday evenings: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Facilitators: Gordon Cohen, Psy.D., and Matthew Weissman, Ph.D.

Wednesday evenings: 7:00-8:15 p.m. Facilitators Gordon: Cohen, Psy.D., and Matthew Weissman, Ph.D.