David Cohen, LCSW

Psychotherapy, Coaching, Intervention & Consultation

David is a compassionate and experienced therapist, interventionist, educator, recovery coach, program developer, and director who has over fifteen years’ experience helping people to engage in the process of recovery from addiction and mental illness. He has been clean and sober since 1996 and is a very enthusiast recovery advocate.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction and has helped thousands of families find recovery. David worked as the Vice President of Substance Use and Co-Occurring disorders with Eating Recovery Center and served Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as both a counselor and clinical director. He also taught Master’s level social work students in addiction treatment at Loyola University.

He earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2003, and his Bachelor of Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois in 2001.

Mission Statement

I am committed to helping people, families and communities engage in the process of recovery from addiction and mental illness. I provide a dynamic, collaborative and client centered approach, helping clients feel empowered, gain insight and ultimately gain a higher level of functioning, happiness and health.

Skills & Expertise

  • Addiction Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Individual and Family Recovery


  • Crisis
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • Chemical dependency Interventions


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Board Registered Interventionist


Last evening, I went back and read my family’s intervention letters, as I do each sober anniversary. None of this would have been remotely possible without the care, grace, fortitude—but mostly the encouragement—that you gave me five years ago on the day of my intervention. Thank you David. What a journey it’s been.

Mother, Evanston, IL

I worked with David in responding to the struggles I observed with a family member. David was very thorough in developing an accurate understanding of the situation from all aspects.

Family Member, Chicago, IL

David understood our son and knew what our family needed. I often felt angry and directed that anger his way, but he was patient and non-judgmental. He was always there, always returned calls and always listened

Mother, Evanston, IL



David Cohen LCSW, CADC

26664 Seagull Way
Malibu, CA 90265

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