Lisa Cohen, MSW, LSWAIC is a filmmaker, a psychotherapist, and the mother of two teens. Lisa worked as a post producer for over 15 years, on documentaries, feature films, shorts, and commercials. She has won several awards – including a Northwest Emmy – for broadcast projects, and five festival awards for her first short documentary, B-BOY. Lisa’s second film, CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIAL BULLY, has screened for more than 100,000 audience members in film festivals and classrooms around the world, and won Best Short Film in Children’s Film Festival Seattle.
Inspired by her experience making Confessions, Lisa returned to school to earn a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Washington in 2018, where she focused her studies on bullying and social-emotional learning (SEL). She loves working with teens, young adults, and parents in her therapy practice with Seattle Family Support, as well as leading anti-bullying workshops in middle schools, and speaking to parent groups and educators about bullying prevention.
Lisa draws on her career experience, educational and professional training, and parenting journey to provide engaging programming for audiences of all ages.