Welcome to Betterhelp. My name is John P. Koffman. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wyoming 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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WY LPC LPC-563
John is so beyond wonderful as a therapist. He asks the right questions and is such a good listener, as well as challenging my thoughts and way of thinking. He has a comforting thing about him. I appreciate his eagerness and joy he clearly gets from doing his job. I cannot recommend him enough!
Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
He’s great, never passes judgement. Listens, but also gives his opinion and ideas on how to improve things which I really appreciate. Very sympathetic as well.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
John is very good at reading people and knowing right away what kinda questions to ask. Only had 3 sessions and he’s open the door to a lot of what I need help on. Been extremely helpful for myself and family realizing certain problems.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very easy to talk to. Made me feel comfortable quickly.
Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
John is straightforward and to the point. While the situation youre going through might be a difficult pill to swallow, John will give you practical ways to achieve progress and help yourself to success! I would never have anyone else as a trusted therapist.
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
John is very professional, he listens and explained things clearly
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes