Dr. Cochran is a transpersonal psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, educator, life coach and author with more than 25 years of clinical experience. She seamlessly interweaves traditional ego psychology, transpersonal psychology and energy psychology Affording her patients every tool possible to achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality.
The major focus of Dr. Cochran’s work is teaching people how to use their “Whole Brain” in accepting life’s gifts and facing life’s challenges. – Dr. Cochran’s knowledge, not only of psychology, but of a wide-ranging array of topics, is remarkable.
Barbara A. Oakley, Ph.D., P.E, Assoc. Professor of Engineering, Oakland University and NY Times Bestselling author of Cold Blooded Kindness.
Treating The Person, Not The Diagnosis
Dr. Cochran will work with both your mind and body in concert in addition to coordinating with any and all other members of your treatment team. She stands out for a number of reasons, primarily because of her ’whole person’ approach. Prior to recommending any treatment modality, she requires a complete lab work up on the patient and looks for the root cause of the presenting problem. She asserts that “For each person there’s a ‘secret’ healing formula. I am not interested in addressing people’s problems with preconceived notions. I am interested in discovering and honoring each individual’s particular personal ‘magic’. I use a systems perspective and work to consider the person in the context of their lives, rather than in isolation.” The key to invoking both sides of your brain in responding to any issue or conflict is to ask yourself three important questions. First, access the analytical left brain by asking, “What’s happening?” so that you can logically assess your circumstances and look for patterns. Next, you access your creative right brain by asking, “How do I feel?” so that you can tap into your intuitive and emotional self. And finally, you call upon both sides of your brain to ask yourself, ˜Who do I chose to be right now?” which can quickly allow you to become integrated, centered and present. This simple technique is one among many extremely powerful tools that can be brought to bear in addressing any person, problem or predicament.
Dr. Cochran’s brings her own expertise on the ‘Whole Brain’ to bear on our subject, philosophy (lighthearted philosophy), bringing out fascinating ideas and perspectives. In our estimation, Dr. Cochran is right up there at the top.
Tom Cathcart & Daniel Klein, NY Times Best Selling Authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between.
How Does She Work?
“What we’re working to achieve is a balance of mind, body and spirit. Good health is dependent on a constructive, realistic perspective of the world around you and the world within you. When you get in touch with both worlds you can start to build from there. After that, anything and everything is possible. The most special moments are when I see people transformed – when they become at home with themselves. My goal is to help people confront their fears and conquer them. Whether we’re dealing with mental illness, codependent relationships, substance abuse, marital problems or a personal crisis, the victory lies in being yourself. I’m here to help you do just that – to find answers and to get where you want to go in your life. Once you’ve faced your fears, your achievements and potential are limitless.”
“Dr. Cochran is someone I admire. As I said to her when we met; I wish I lived close enough to you so that you could be my therapist! Dr. Cochran is warm, knowledgeable and brings common sense to her work that is rare. I’m a fan!”
Frank Schaeffer New York Times best selling author of Patience with God and Sex, Mom and God.
What Is Transpersonal Psychology?
Traditional ego psychology is focused on a continuum of human experience and behavior ranging from severe dysfunction, mental and emotional illness at one end, to what is generally considered “normal” healthy behavior at the other end and various degrees of normal and maladjustment in between. Transpersonal Psychology acknowledges the wholeness of the person in mind, body and spirit, noting exceptional human functioning, achievements and true genius. It teaches us how we can foster the fulfillment of our highest potentials as human beings. The groundwork for the field of transpersonal psychology was laid by a number of prominent minds in the field of psychology, including Freud, Jung, Maslow, and Grof. Many of the founding psychologists of this movement believed that all humans have the potential to reach a higher state. Rather than exclusively treating all people as fundamentally pathological or diseased, transpersonal psychology recognizes that there is more to a person than their ego functioning, there is more to them than the sum of their parts. Dr. Cochran is available for personal psychotherapy, educational and motivational talks and seminars on a range of topics from personal and/or organizational development to parenting to romantic relationships and more.
Dr. Cochran’s Background Includes:
MS: Special Education, Indiana University
MSW: Social Work, Indiana University
PhD: Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certifications: Association of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Professional Coach
Member: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology