About me

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we all need help from time to time. Sometimes the help we need is just an ear to hear all the things we need to say, but have no one to whom we can say it. Sometimes we need someone who is outside our context to give us an objective perspective on our circumstances. Sometimes, what we really need is someone to call us on the nonsense we have been telling ourselves.

Hi, My name is Jon and I am here to fill all those roles and more (if you need it.) I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). In the last ten years, I have provided counseling in a variety of contexts from community clinics to college to jails. I am kind and compassionate and do not shy away from saying what needs to be said to help you achieve your goals. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused strategies to assist you in working through whatever challenges you are facing. Through it all, I rely on you to be the expert on your own life and see my role as a sort of consultant offering suggestions to help you get where you want to be.

I have worked with people of all ages and stages of life and I have worked with individuals and couples. I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, career challenges, trauma, body image issues, low self-esteem, grief/loss, parenting and guilt/shame issues. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, I am also familiar with the military context and the variety of traumas that can result from service.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Body Image , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


OR LPC C4191


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jon Kauffman. 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.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Jon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Jon is so easy to talk to, listens, and provides such insight. He has helped me begin to surface and understand myself better. I appreciate him so much

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Jon for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jon is a highly skilled therapist who is also genuine and kind. I am a therapist myself, and it has been hard to find someone who will challenge me and also hold a space safe enough to be vulnerable in. Our sessions are always helpful.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Jon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very good counselor

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Jon for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Jon has been my therapist for almost a year now and has been able to work with me to reach my full potential and call me out when I’m giving myself negative self talk. I look forward to seeing what the future holds as I’m about to be married in 8 months. And growing more with Jon’s help

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Jon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I so value my time with Jon. He is kind while also being firm and holding me to truths. I appreciate his opinions and perspective.

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