Leonard Cogan LPC
In 2009, Leonard received his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Adult Emphasis, Community Counseling, and Certificate in Addiction Studies from Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education & Counseling. In 2014, he became a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor III. Leonard also has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Portland State University and attended Reed College for General Studies. Prior to coming to Western, Leonard worked for five years in Residential and Outpatient substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment settings.
Please Note: While I have extensive experience working in substance abuse and am a certified masters level substance abuse clinician, I am NOT currently working as part of a substance abuse treatment program. This means that if you have been recommended to get substance abuse treatment in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, or detox (Levels of Care I-IV), or you have a current substance problem that is out of control, you need to complete those types of treatment before coming to see me. I see persons with substance issues who are relatively stable and in recovery, or, if they are currently using, it is not at a level that would interfere with our work together.
Leonard's practice style is about focusing on the client's needs and goals, and non-judgmentally meeting the clients where they are at. He likes to help and support clients building on their strengths and resources, and facilitating their creating of the life they envision. Leonard takes great joy in honoring the small steps of success his clients make while on the road to their larger goal. He uses motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches.
I enjoy playing music, hiking, travel, cooking, yoga, and am a frequent visitor to Portland Japanese Garden.
Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD, Stress Management, Men's Issues, Addictions, DBT, ADHD