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Jason Koehler, LMFT

Relationship issues Grief Depression
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About me

* Please note that my availability is Tuesday-Thursday from 8am-3pm.

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with 16 years of professional work experience. The decision to pursue therapy as a career arose from courageously facing the difficulties in my own life with the help of other therapists and wanting to offer others the same hope and growth that I have encountered. I have a special interest in helping those with depression, grief & loss, relationship issues and am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

My education includes a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Couples & Families. I have also pursued additional training in Image Transformation Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

My approach to helping people is strength-based, client-centered, and results-focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. While clearly identifying areas of need is important in keeping therapeutic work focused, I find that the lasting change a person makes comes from identifying strengths and resources available to them and then being able to draw upon them when difficulty arrises. This approach also helps avoid unnecessary dependence on therapy and casts the person seeking help in a role that is strong, capable, and heroic. Part of what adds to my effectiveness in helping others is not being aligned with one specific theory of change, but rather working with people to find out the ways they have made important changes in the past and then using that as a guide for therapeutic work. I also believe in using regular feedback from clients to measure progress and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance. I have found that when a person who is seeking help is given the opportunity to influence the therapy process it overwhelmingly leads to a positive results and confidence in making change.

I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Relationship issues Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Somatization, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Method

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 103663


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jason Koehler. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Jason is awesome! He has helped me through some very hard grief time. I am much better and progressing on how to deal with life with Jason's help. I appreciate our sessions and I look forward to my ability to vent without being judged. Thank you BetterHelp and Jason!

Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Jason listened and got me to a place where I was confident to make changes. He’s a really good guy.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Amazing therapist! He really helped me get through a rough time. Recommended good books and was just a nice guy to chat with. Highly recommend! Thank you Jason.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jason is very responsive and quickly seemed to get what was needed to help put us on the right track. He is encouraging and patient and asks great questions that really help us navigate raising kids.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

Jason did a great job of assessing my situation and on top of being the listening ear, he offered great ways to improve where my life was lacking. His expertise was matched well with what i was looking for and I felt comfortable talking with him.

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jason is wonderful, insightful, and deeply thoughtful human being. He does great work and his empathy is palpable. He gives helpful and specific tools and recommendations. Overall, this has been an outstanding experience for me.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Jason for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes