Dr. Jeanette Sawyer Cohen (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S., IMH-E®) is a Columbia University trained psychologist specializing in maternal mental health and child development at Everyday Parenting Psychology PLLC in Hartsdale NY. “Dr. Jeanette” has been studying, teaching and practicing mindfulness for the past fifteen years. Her introduction to meditation came from an intensive two-year training program on the integration of meditation and psychotherapy at The Washington Center for Consciousness Studies.
She was simultaneously completing a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health focused on emotional availability in parent-child interactions. Out of the marriage of those two professional experiences, her long-standing interest in Mindful Parenting was born.
She has since researched mindfulness and self-compassion in the perinatal period; created mindfulness workshops for parents, educators, and other professionals who work with children; and helped developed mindfulness curricula for school-age and graduate students.