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Helen Coffman, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Texas with 15 years experience helping people dealing with a variety of personal issues. I am a graduate of Abilene Christian University and the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to earning my LCSW license, I worked for 25 years teaching parents how to cope with the transitions of life due to childbearing and parenting. My professional counseling experience includes private practice, community service and hospice medical social work. As a therapist I have assisted people dealing with anxiety, grief, trauma, abuse, faith challenges, depression and self esteem.

Making the decision whether or not to seek help is a personal, and a very private one. In my experience the Client/Therapist relationship is a foundation of effective counseling. A person’s connection and comfort with the therapist are essential aspects of building a trust relationship and go far beyond what a therapeutic modality can offer by itself. I honor each person’s life struggles and believe that past circumstances help us recognize the strengths we want to take forward in life as well as helping us grow beyond past difficulties. This healing work better equips us to deal with current pain, trauma, and/or disappointments.

Stress / Anxiety
Trauma and abuse
Faith Challenges
Coping with Life Changes

Also experienced in:
Codependency, Panic Attacks, Abandonment, Caregiving Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Self Esteem, Career Difficulties, Compassion Fatigue.

Clinical Approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Psychoanalytic Therapy.

Years of Experience: 15

Licensure: Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TX LCSW 40306


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

I have had two sessions with Helen Coffman and would recommend her to anyone who wants to work with a counselor who takes a faith-based, Biblical approach and is a wonderful listener. Helen's warmth and empathy made it very easy for me to open up to her and talk through some of the emotions and challenges I am currently facing.

Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 3 weeks

Helen is the sweetest person ever. Very kind and understanding and has helped me navigate through so much.

Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

She is awsome! I have not checked in but she definitely checks on me to make sure I'm ok! Very attentive!

Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Being paired with Helen just two weeks ago has made a tremendous difference in my daily life and activities; what I choose to prioritize, track, reflect on and process out loud. Therapy was a bit of an "intervention" from my spouse and family members. I am so glad I found the strength to submit to their wisdom and ask for help.

Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She’s super understanding and has given me good tips to control my feelings.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Super awesome! She really listens and gives great advice.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues