Dr. Judith Coché

I’m an interpersonal architect, using the power of love to redesign the spaces between couples, moving relationships from loneliness to intimacy.


Dr. Judith Coché, Author & Speaker

Award-winning clinical therapist Judith Coché is an interpersonal architect dedicated to transforming relationships.

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She has appeared on numerous national and local radio and television shows, including The Today Show and Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and Harper's BazaarThe Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in a Couples Psychotherapy Group (2010) was written by prize winning journalist Laurie Abraham, about Dr. Coché's clinical work.

Author of Couples Group Psychotherapy, Second Edition (2010)  and co-author of Couples Group Psychotherapy (1990) and Powerful Wisdom (1993), Coché has written over thirty book chapters and journal articles in the fields of Family Therapy, Women as Therapists, Couples Psychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy. She also contributes a regular newspaper column.

Over 2,000 mental health professionals world-wide in techniques to educate and to treat couples in groups. She co-created a videotape, Techniques in Couples Group Psychotherapy (1990), which teaches methods practiced at The Coché Center.

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the Coché Center

State of the art clinical care, guiding individuals, couples, and families to live optimal lives. Our services include psychotherapy, coaching, consultation and assessment.


Dr. Judith Coché, Director of the Coché Center and Teacher


Dr. Coché has dedicated her career to improving the lives of individuals, couples, and families with children, adolescents, and adults. Her group teaching and leadership is well-known. She is Clinical Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Currently a Clinical Professor at the Perelman Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches interpersonal psychiatry. Dr. Coché combines a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development. She has been awarded the Diplomat status in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Coché has been in practice since 1975. Click here for her Curriculum Vitae.