Cohavit is a mother of three children. She is a graduate of the Bachelor's and Master's program of occupational therapy of Hadassah and the Hebrew University. Cohavit specialized in the field of mental health. For 15 years she worked in a community rehabilitation setting with adolescents suffering from mental illness and managed two centers that treated that population.
Cohavit was an occupational therapy student clinical adviser for many years for the school of occupational therapy of Hadassah and the Hebrew University. In 2008 Cohavit joined the administration team of the school as the Administrative Manager and Consultant for students.
Cohavit is responsible for managing the administration staff of the school, and curriculums for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is responsible for all communications between the school and the university as well being head of the Teachers and Students Committee, as well as overseeing the clinical supervisors of the undergraduate clinical practice program.