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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
OR LPC C4191
Excellent to work with
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Jon for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Jon has been real and effective in helping me understand my emotions. He is Also a a zing with tactics to cope.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Jon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jon has been an outstanding therapist for me for the last year or so. I first saw Jon for anxiety and he has helped me tremendously. Jon has guided me to view my thoughts and feelings in a different light. I strongly recommend Jon Kauffman.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Jon for 6 months
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 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
I have appreciated the way Jon is willing to address any situation that I have encountered. He does not belittle or mock me for the way I think about things but sheds light on a better way to address a situation.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Jon for 7 months
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 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