Wendy Cohen, MD

Wendy Cohen, MD

Dr. Wendy Cohen is a Board-Certified psychiatrist for adults and has been practicing since 1993 – long enough to recall when doctors had fewer impediments to prioritizing patient care. For this reason, she tries to ensure that patients feel cared for, not processed. When patients need to contact her between sessions, they can confer with her directly. She enjoys working collaboratively towards goals and utilizes medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle recommendations to optimize overall health. Dr. Cohen has a background in providing psychiatric care to patients with medical illness. Although she is conventionally trained, she is open to the unconventional. She has an interest in nutritional and integrative approaches to healing. Her little dog, Paxton, works with her and is known for his calm and affectionate demeanor.

Dr. Cohen earned her BA degree from Harvard University and her MD degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She did her psychiatric residency at Yale University. She also completed two fellowships, both at the Medical College of Virginia, in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry (the interface between medicine and psychiatry) and in Palliative Care. Nevertheless, her education truly began only after her formal training.



  • BA: Harvard University
  • MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale University
  • Fellowships: Medical College of Virginia:
    ~ Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
    ~ Palliative Care


  • Devotion to preserving the essence of patient-centered care , despite the
    countervailing pressures of our health care system.
  • Training in working with patients who are medically ill .
  • Interest in nutritional and integrative approaches to healing.
  • Interest in the animal – human bond.


  • Phone:
    (804) 264-0966, Ext. 22
  • Email:
    WendyCohenMD@ ​thewestwoodgroup.org
  • Sessions:
    in-person or virtual
  • Office Hours:
    Flexible. Afternoons + evenings. Contact her to schedule appt.
  • Insurance:
    Dr. Cohen is currently accepting self-pay and is applying to be credentialed on Medicare, Anthem, Cigna and UHC/Optum.