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“Jonathan is an incredible and unique therapist. His depth of knowledge comes not only from his education and his innate understanding of human nature but his deep personal work and soul searching.

It is the totality of who he is that allows him to create a deep healing bond with his clients.

My work with Jonathan has been life changing and life sustaining.  I have navigated some deep waters and have always felt his presence and his direction as well as a real sense of safety.

Jonathan is a Warrior of the Psyche and like all good warriors, he is well prepared to assist you in every turn of your own battle”

– Elisa Bongiovanni, MA, JD, Healer,  Grief Counselor

“I met Shari and Jonathan during a time of great transition and inner turmoil in my life. I was weary and confused from dealing with massive changes and loss—and often wondered if I would ever find a way to be happy again. So I was gratefully surprised to feel a sense of calmness and relief as I entered the warm healing space they create.

Jonathan’s ability to draw out long-hidden emotions, and to make them feel welcome, created a profound sense of release, understanding and peace. While Shari’s deep insights into human nature, and her remarkable ability to simplify things and put the “indescribable” into words, brought clarity and opened up new possibilities.

Their counseling is a gift I will always treasure; yet they are healers on far more than just the psychological level.

Shari’s shamanic energy work has totally rocked my world, in a powerfully positive way. She deftly goes into the “tangled and dark” places, bringing light and healing to my body, mind and spirit. After one energy healing session with her, over 75% of the chronic pain I’ve lived with for the last 4 years instantly vanished…and has not returned.

I’m in awe of the healing power of Shari and Jonathan’s work, and so grateful that they’ve helped me rediscover the joy of my own sacred journey.”

-Deb Giffen, MCC, Executive Coach and Global Leadership Program Designer, NJ 2/2010

“There’s a poem by Robert Frost, “Storm Fear,” about life’s challenges: It describes menacing winds during a long, dark night. It talks of creeping cold, dying fires and drifts of snow piling ever higher outside. The poet wonders if he’ll have the strength to awaken his spirit in the coming day and face the aftermath of the storm. Funny how Frost knew so much about the life I was living when I first met Shari.

But even the worst of storms can be weathered. My work with Shari has helped me realize every day is filled with chances to embrace spiritual and personal growth despite the squalls life can toss our way. Our sessions have been immeasurably helpful. Her extraordinary compassion and perceptive nature are at the heart of her talent for counseling and her remarkable shamanic gifts. I am pleased and proud to recommend her to anyone who is searching for a path to spiritual growth, or who might be digging out from the storms this world sends us. What’s more, Shari and Jonathan are delightful people and it’s a joy to know them.”

-Christine Young Gertz, Esq. Pennsylvania 2/2010

“To paraphrase the song, how can you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume…

I met Dr. J.Cohen  at a point in my life where I was ready to give up – a neurotic husband and 3 wonderful special needs children I had adopted who were suffering from the losses of not only their biological ties, and at that moment, good friends in school that had died. I was ready to give up and spoke to their therapist about checking me in someonewhere and throwing away the key….

He said that was an option and he thought perhaps I could take another option which was to take a little time off for ME and then in 2 weeks come back and talk about pursuing Women Within International. I did and they and God saved my life then and continue to do so. It is impossible to describe all the joy and peace I felt sitting in Jonathan’s office these many years and continue to do so by email now thiat I am on a journey which is taking me around the world. I am now in the process of escorting my Dad, 92,, to the other side of the veil and then taking my Mom back to her roots in France perhaps for good.

Sitting in session with Dr. Cohen is for me similar to sitting with Buddha. Dr. Cohen is free from judgement and knows how to allow a person to find their own words and their own answers without projecting himself into their path.

I highly recommend his services to continue one’s work and journey.”

-Claire Thomas, www.queenenergy.com 2/2010

“Five years ago, I went to visit Jonathan, following the advice of a beloved guide in my life. I remain deeply grateful for and inspired by my experiences with Jonathan and Shari and my life partner, Jenny.I honestly believe that because of how intentionally and supportively Jonathan and Shari helped us to give voice to our needs for powerful change in our lives, our first child, our dream, came into our life. For four years we explored adoption. We were open to many possibilities and invested what felt like Herculean efforts and more money than we had as teachers.

Jonathan and Shari helped us pay attention to an idea Jenny had. She believed so strongly that a little person out there was waiting for us. The four of us did work together to bring our intentions into the light and remove all obstacles in our way. Our three and a half year old moved in with us five months ago and very soon we finalize his adoption. This is powerful change and yes, the most sacred journey I have ever traveled.”

-Mary Beth- Philadelphia

“I have worked with Jonathan and Shari on my own and also with my partner Mary Beth. The work we have done has cleared the way in our hearts and minds to manifest our best intentions. Working with Jonathan and Shari is creative, intellectual, intutitive, and spiritual and dare I say, magical. I have worked with other therapists both traditional and alternative and I have found that Jonathan and Shari draw out truths and answers in a way that is incredibly efficient yet sensitive: a rare combination. I know it would take years of therapy somewhere else to get to where Shari and Jonathan can bring you in one hour. Jonathan and Shari have helped me as person, as a professional, and as a partner. They work from a place of deep integrity, respect and love. They are, simply put, THE BEST!”

-Jenny-Philadelphia

“The illumination work that Shari is doing is immensely powerful. It is one of my body’s most amazing experiences and I continue to carry it with me, many months later. I recall every cell of my body expanding with light, pulsing until I thought I would explode; viscerally feeling the unique sensation of my body not being big enough to contain this huge light and the light acutely needing to get out but me not knowing how to get it out and really trying but just being unable to expand or stretch enough to contain this power…Then, amazingly, breakthrough — beams of light firing out of my fingertips, each finger with this unstoppable, limitless light shooting out more intensely than the brightest star.”

“I feel that I continue to carry this light. It no longer takes courage to speak up and say what I think or to follow my intuition. I observe myself just doing things with ease that formerly required overcoming something first.”

“There’s so much more that comes from the illumination…experience it for yourself. Shari creates a safe and supportive space and accesses ancient shamanic wisdom, guiding you as you find your way. I highly recommend Shari’s work to everyone seeking to connect to the light of the universe that is within themselves.”

— Rona Cordish Satten, MCAT, ATR, printmaker and qigong teacher, PA

“The illumination was an extraordinary and magical experience…time stopped and I was completely engaged in the moment. Jonathan created a safe, sacred space in which I was able to deeply relax and let go and allow the healing to move through me. His warmth, his exquisite attunement to my rhythms and needs, and his openness in explaining what was going on and giving me choices, all contributed to this deep sense of comfort and safety. The healing was profound in dissolving old pain and shame that I was unaware was continuing to weigh on me. It left me feeling much lighter , more free, and more in balance. Moreover, Jonathan helped me create a powerful tool and ritual that strengthened and sustained these uplifting feelings long after the session was over.”

— Dr. Ira Orchin, PA

“I was feeling very vulnerable and scared walking into Saturday morning and even moreso on Sunday. However, I trusted you both that the shining light at the end of the tunnel was not a train coming at me, but a sunny outlook for the rest of my life.”

— Workshop participant, PA

“I’ve known Jonathan Cohen for many years and have always been impressed by his compassionate spirit and passionate heart. He throws himself into every relationship and is not afraid to walk through the fire. This not only applies to the people he gives his energy to in a theraputic situation, but to himself as well. I believe this is one of the most important qualities of any healer, to practice what they preach and work on their own hearts. Jonathan is an example of all the qualities I would turn to in a time of need.”

— James Twyman, Noted Author and Peace Trobadour, Recent Publications: Moses Code and Kabbalah Code

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