Introduction As a Life Coach and Spiritual Companion / Director, Mitch Cohen holds a compassionate, curious presence for his clients. Whether counseling them in issues of grief, difficult personal or professional transitions or spirituality, he creates a non-judgmental safe space that is ever-present. Mitch is LGBTQ welcoming and open to supporting all people from all walks of life and spiritual backgrounds and paths.
More About Mitch Since his graduation from Georgia Tech in Civil Engineering in 1981, Mitch has reinvented himself several times. He now focuses on being a Certified Life Coach, Spiritual Companion / Director and progressive Rabbi, who draws perennial wisdom from all spiritual teachings.
Certified as a Life Coach in 2002, the focus of his early coaching practice included transitions and life ”stuckness.” However, after the death of both his wife and his mother in 2013, he refined his focus to Grief, Loss and difficult life Transition. He believes coaching can be very effective in taking the individual “after their inner work in psychotherapy to another level: moving towards a transformed future.” A May 2020 graduate of Zeitgeist Spiritual Discovery program, Mitch supports anyone on their individual personal spiritual journey, regardless of their beliefs or past observance or faith tradition. An ordained Rabbi, he served as spiritual leader of Congregation B'Harim in North Georgia for 16 years; however, he has backed away from synagogue life to focus more on life coaching and inter-spiritual, Spiritual Companion / Direction, supporting people of any faith tradition, no faith tradition or spiritual independents. He has been teaching adult education, mysticism, Enneagram workshops, Yoga and interfaith spirituality since the mid-1990's.
In March 2019 and September 2020, he completed a total of 80-hours of Enneagram Applications Certified Professional training, which allows him to consult with people in the application of the Enneagram personality profile in secular and spiritual life, as well as work, which is a tool he uses with many of his clients. He also completed training in IFS Institute's "internal Family Systems for Coaches: Self-led living."
While his “mother tongue” is Progressive Judaism, he is “multilingual.” Mitch draws from perennial wisdom found in all faith traditions, but with a “non-dual,” Panentheist relationship with the Divine (e.g., there is no separation between the Divine and creation, yet there also is an Infinite Source of All). He is a member of the Carl G. Jung Society of Atlanta, and thus employs Jungian and Depth Psychology techniques, such as dream work, as well as how our repressed shadow content and complexes get in the way of living a meaningful life.
Among the causes he supports are: The Link Counseling Center, One River Foundation, Zeitgeist - Atlanta's Interfaith Home for the Spiritually Independent, Trees Atlanta, the Interfaith Community Initiative and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Mitch serves on the Board of Zeitgeist.