Ronald Coleman


About Me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) since 2016 in California. I spent twenty-eight years in the army (active and reserve) retiring as a lieutenant colonel. I began Christian counseling in 2002 continuing through 2006. I counseled individuals and couples regarding various relational and adjustment issues. I also counseled individuals regarding self-esteem, and substance abuse. Theoretical approaches most commonly utilized consisted of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems models. I attended a marriage and family therapy academic program at Western Seminary completing all requirements in 2008. I also obtained an addiction studies certificate from the institution. I worked in residential treatment facilities from 2005-2011. In this capacity crisis were handled though behavioral interventions that included crises intervention counseling and referral to appropriate internal/external resources. Additionally, assessments were conducted to determine if clients in crisis needed a higher level of care. Coordinated all client work parties. Monitored client suicide/homicide ideation in individual and group counseling sessions. During this time I also worked with inmates housed in residential treatment both inside and outside of treatment settings. In these settings the 12 Step model for treatment was utilized. From 2013 through 2017 I worked with the homeless population providing intensive case management. Presently I work with families with autistic children utilizing applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the treatment modality. With this wide breath of experience I believe I can continue to be of great assistance to individuals in needed of counseling services.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #94471 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ronald Coleman. 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 by R.. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ronald Coleman is very practical and understanding of human behaviors. His therapeutic approach has already been very helpful. I would recommend him as a therapist.

Written by E.R. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ron is very personable, and easy to talk with. He asks good questions aimed at getting to the root of things. I have grown to understand more about myself through sessions with him.

Written by L.A. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ronald was very good at quickly understanding the context of my issue. He was a great listener and balanced that with wisdom and helpful questions!

Written by B.R. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Ronald has been very helpful to me. He is someone that I can confide in and gives great support and guidance. I look forward to my sessions with him.

Written by M.I. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Great therapist for therapy and counseling.

Written by J.U. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Ronald for 5 days on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

I am in my first withdrawal week of fighting off my addiction. He is a solid good threapist to go to if you have issues with addictions. I'll go back to him because there is that problem while having to deal with trauma unfortunately do to life circumstances I was given. I will eventually go get help when I have received funding to do so. I am saying this to help other people out dealing with the issues he specializes in. He is relatable and will get the job done as long you help yourself by helping him.

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