Stacey Cohen



  • BA (WITS)
  • BA. Hons. Psychology (WITS)
  • M.Ed. Psychology (WITS)
  • HPCSA Registered: PS 0135127
  • Griffiths-III Registration (ARICD): 1891

About Me and Budding Minds

I chose to call my practice Budding Minds as the name itself is very symbolic to my mission. My aim as an Educational Psychologist is to help children, adolescents, parents and families to grow into the best versions of themselves. I have a special interest in learning and development, and how this affects an individual’s overall function. I believe that learning and development are the roots that help children to grow and so my mission is to help create a healthy system for them to do so.

Additionally, I am trained to assess cognitive, academic, emotional functioning, and apply psychological interventions to enhance learning and development. This can be achieved through psycho-educational assessments, or through therapeutic interventions, such as play therapy. I am trained to identify barriers to learning and how to provide the necessary interventions related to this.

In 2017, I completed my research on how Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect the family with specific interest in the sibling.

My special interests are:

  • Assessments
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with divorce
  • Parent guidance
    • Pregnancy loss/infertility
    • Positive parenting
    • Post natal depression
  • ADHD
  • Identity
  • Depression
  • Learner support
  • Adjustment
  • Study Skills


  • Play therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Assessments
  • Learner Support
  • Workshops
  • Parent guidance