John Koffman

(M.S, Ed., Spec., LPC)

About Me

Welcome to Betterhelp. My name is John P. Koffman. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wyoming and a member of the Wyoming Counseling Association. I earned my Masters In Counseling Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University and my Education Specialist Degree in Counseling Psychology, with a marriage and family emphasis, from the University of Missouri. I have been practicing for 30 years as a generalist in a Community Mental Health setting, providing individual, family and couples counseling in Community-Based, Agency-Based and School-Based services in Casper Wyoming. I have conducted managerial and supervisory services for a Therapeutic Family Care Program and was a laison with the Department of Family Services and other state agencies. Additionally, I worked in an institution for the developmentally disabled, developing treatment plans and providing staff training. In all of those years I have gained experience working with a vast array of mental, interpersonal, emotional and behavioral health issues, primarily with adolescents and adults. Prior to obtaining my counseling degrees, I taught high school psychology and history classes and was a coach in a variety of sports.

It is my belief, and my experience supports, that a strong client/therapist relationship is absolutely essential. My approach to treatment varies, depending on the issues that a client comes in with. This may include Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and Solution-.Focused Therapy. Of all of the clients I have worked with, teenagers have been a challenge and the ones I seem to have a passion for. Much of my experience has focused on depression, anxiety and grief and loss. I can also provide Faith-Based Therapy if that meets the clients needs. I am a strong advocate for the utilization of exercise and eating well and can provide psychoeducation in this area.

I have a passion for working with people to help them obtain success in living their lives to the fullest. I fully understand that being attached to the right therapist is essential and that it may take time to find that right fit. I have been told that I am easy to connect with and it is my hope that I can be of service to you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-563 (Expires: 2023-01-10)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Seems very knowledgeable, and is good with dealing with me as a very unsure patient who was unsure what getting help looked like.

Written by M.I. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

John has been great to work with. He is knowledgeable with my area of concern, he listens and shows empathy to me along with valuable life lessons.

Written by J.E. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

It is a good experience and it is helpful

Written by S.P. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

John was my 3rd therapist in a line of what were some really disappointing encounters. I was ready to quit trying, and then I paired with John. He’s taken an active role in my recovery and therapy. I was literally just raving to my partner about how well my session went, and how I’m glad I keep coming back. Cannot recommend his help enough, and I’m eager to continue the course.

Written by M.I. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

John , is very helpful in providing me with things that may help my situation, he is understanding of my situation, and is delightful to talk with.

Written by L.E. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Up front and no beating around the bush, if you're looking for clear answers or just someone to bounce your thoughts around with; look no further.

Written by K.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I wasn't sure I would like John Koffman at first because I felt more confident in talking with a woman. But I'm glad I gave him a chance. I've only been talking with him for two weeks but I already feel improvement in myself. He is a very good listener and really makes me think about things that I normally don't. I look forward to our sessions and enjoy how anytime I share a journal entry with him, he is responsive and positive. He has helped me feel hopeful again. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who struggles with depression.