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Specializing In
Anxiety, Stress Management, Anger Management, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Brainspotting, Post Traumatic Stress, Crisis Management, Adolescent Issues, 

Grief and Loss, and Mediation


  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Western Connecticut State University

  • Masters Degree in Education, CCNY 

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, SUNY Oswego



  • Licensed Professional Counselor (psychotherapist) in private practice

  • Specializing in treating anxiety, depression and trauma

  • Retired Adjunct Professor in the Counselor Education Dept. at Fairfield University

  • Forty years experience in public education as a counselor and teacher

  • Twenty-five years experience as a Workshop Presenter and Keynote Speaker

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A self-help book with a variety of techniques of that you can do to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Now available in Kindle format.

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From Routledge Publishing, April 2020:

Disaster Mental Health Community Planning; A Manual for Trauma-Informed Collaboration

by Bob Schmidt, LPC & Sharon L. Cohen

Available on and


Leadership and Awards

  • Past President: Connecticut Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

  • American Counseling Association National Recognition Award: Samuel T. Gladding, Unsung Hero Award, March 2015

  • Community Service Award, Connecticut Counseling Association: May 2014

  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, Fairfield University Graduate School: May 2013

  • Past Chair of the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association

  • Past President of the Connecticut Counseling Association

  • Past President of the Connecticut School Counselor Association

  • Closing keynote speaker at the American Counseling Association Leadership Institute (2 years)

  • Member of the Newtown Lions Club: Received the Ambassador of Sight Award (2010), the Good Sheppard Award (2012), and the Melvin Jones Award (2013)

  • Chair of the Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation

  • A published singer-songwriter (BMI)


 “My role is not to fix you or tell you what to do, but to teach you ways to help

  yourself become the person you want to be.”


 “Life is easier when you clear out the negative beliefs that you carry.”


 “You cannot change the way other people treat you.  However, when YOU

 change, you often find that people will treat you differently.”



                                  "Life is a series of challenges.  Some challenges will be easy and some will be very difficult.                                                                Peace of mind comes with knowing what you can change and what you need to accept."

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