Building better relationships and happier, more peaceful homes has been the focus of Cathi Cohen’s career for over 30 years. Central to accomplishing those goals is her work with parents, helping them to build the skills they need to guide their children.
Cathi is a leading expert in the field of social skills training and the founder of In Step, a comprehensive mental health practice specializing in children, teens and adults. Cathi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a clinical setting since 1984. Early in her career as a social worker, Cathi recognized the power of treating relationship problems through group therapy, so she created the Stepping Stones Social Skills Group Therapy Program in 1990. The success of this program led to the formation of In Step in 1995 and motivated her to write four books on improving relationships between children and parents: Raise Your Child’s Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids, Stepping Stones to Building Friendships: A Guide for Camp Counselors, Outnumbered, Not Outsmarted: An A to Z Guide for Working with Kids and Teens in Groups and I’ve Had It! Six Surefire Ways to Keep the Peace At Home. These books have helped countless children, parents and families better their relationships. Cathi also blogs and conducts regular workshops for parents, educators and mental health professionals internationally. She is a regular speaker at the National CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Conference and the Annual Special Education Conference. She has also spoken at the American Group Psychotherapy Association National Annual meeting and at the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Meeting and appeared on radio and television programs about the mental health needs of children and their families. Cathi graduated from Tufts University and received her M.S. degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.