about dr. praver

Frances Cohen Praver, PhD, is a nationally known clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and the author of The New Science of Love: How Understanding Your Brain’s Wiring Can Rekindle Your Relationship (Sourcebook, Casablanca, 2011), Daring Wives: Insight into Women’s Desires for Extramarital Affairs (Praeger, 2006) and Crossroads at Midlife: Your Aging Parents, Your Emotions, and your Self (Praeger, 2002)

Dr. Cohen Praver has been treating patients for twenty years, and has been in private practice since 1996. An expert in how childhood experiences affect adult love relationships, Dr. Praver is passionate about working in the “here and now” and to see how past experience and culture color the relationships to your loved ones, friends, and you. I specialize in impaired relationships, depression, anxiety, behavior problems personality issues, infidelity, posttraumatic stress, with adults, children, adolescents, and couples.

Dr. Cohen Praver has published numerous scholarly articles on topics ranging from aging and infidelity to childhood trauma and sexual abuse, and has co-authored and contributed to a number of books on psychology and health issues.

A sought-after public speaker at medical and psychology conferences nationwide, Dr. Cohen Praver is at ease in front of all types of audiences. She has appeared on such television shows as Good Morning America, WNBC The Today Show, New York 1, WLIW Act 11, WABV TV, and has been interviewed by major radio stations across the U.S. She has been quoted in the Long Island section of the NYTimes, USA Today, WebMD, Oprah, The Chicago Tribune.

Dr. Cohen Praver received a Bachelor of Arts degree at CW Post College, and earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. She completed a postdoctoral degree in Psychoanalysis and Intensive Psychotherapy at Adelphi University. Her professional affiliations are many, including the American Psychological Association and Adelphi Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

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