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Ilene S. Cohen, PhD

Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, professor, blogger, and author of the popular self-help guides, When It's Never About You and Itís Within You. Her work regularly appears in top psychology publications. Both her books and her practice are fueled by her passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead meaningful lives. To learn more about Dr. Ilene go to

Articles by Ilene S. Cohen, PhD

How the Fear of Hurting Others Creates Anxiety

If we are afraid of constantly hurting others, we may not do justice to our true selves
Posted 12 September 2019

What is Self-Worth and How Do We Develop It?

Why relying on others for your self-esteem causes problems, and how to get your sense of worth from within instead
Posted 01 August 2019

How to Let Go of the Need for Approval

If we constantly aim to please others, we miss opportunities to learn how to approve of ourselves
Posted 11 July 2019