Richard Cohen, M.A., executive director of PATH, is a psychotherapist, educator, and author who travels throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East teaching on such issues as healthy sexuality, marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Over the past 32 years, he has helped hundreds in therapy and thousands through healing seminars, as well as trained over 6,000 physicians, psychologists, counselors, and ministry leaders on how to assist those dealing with gender identity and sexual orientation issues. Cohen is the author of 1) Healing Humanity: Time, Touch and Talk, 2) Being Gay: Nature, Nurture or Both?, 3) Gay Children Straight Parents: A Plan for Family Healing, and 4) Straight Talk About Homosexuality, .
He founded the International Healing Foundation (IHF) in 1990 (dissolved in 2015), and co-founded Positive Approaches To Healthy Sexuality (PATH) in 2003. He is a frequent guest lecturer on college and university campuses, and at therapeutic and religious conferences. Cohen is available for consultations, speaking engagements, healing seminars, counselor training programs, and family healing sessions.
Cohen holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master’s of arts degree in psychology from Antioch University. For three years, he worked as an HIV/AIDS educator for the American Red Cross where he authored a statewide curriculum for foster parents and child care providers with HIV infected children. He is an expert in the field of Sexual Orientation Therapy. (Cohen does not believe in Conversion Therapy, or ever practiced such a thing in his career.)
Cohen has been interviewed by newspaper, radio and television media, including appearances on 20/20, Larry King Live, The O'Reilly Factor, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with his wife of forty years, and has three his three adult.