Workshop Speaker Bios

Dr. Marisa Cohen

Relationship Coach and Researcher

Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a psychology professor, relationship researcher, and relationship coach.  Her research focuses on peoples’ perceptions of first date success and consensual non-monogamy.  She is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples.  She is passionate about discovering and sharing important research from the field, and has given guest lectures at the 92nd Street Y, Brooklyn Brainery, Strand Bookstore, WeWork, New York Hall of Science, and many other locations. 

Marisa is also the author of Finding Love: The Scientific Take, a Psychology Today blog and Love Lessons, a Long Island Weekly newspaper column.  She has been quoted in publications such as Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Man Repeller, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health.  She is also the subject of a documentary focusing on her work, which aired on BRIC TV.  For more information about Dr. Cohen and her work, please visit

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