Last edited 11/29/2023

John Cothran LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of John Cothran Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

Therapy with me starts with a safe, supportive environment for you to be heard. In the first session, I listen carefully and gather information about what brings you in. I focus more on understanding your current situation and concerns than on your past. Once we've defined the issues you want to work on we collaboratively plan objectives and goals for treatment. Twin aims are for you to feel good about yourself as you are and also to work on improving things. As we address the issues you face from week to week, along with empathic support, I'll help you learn and practice tools and techniques for coping with and overcoming problems. My general goals are for you to suffer less, feel more contentment and function better.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I integrate Client-Centered, Solution Focused and Evidence-Based treatment models as needed to best suit the needs of each client as a unique individual. Client-Centered to establish and maintain an effective therapeutic relationship - earning your trust by treating you with empathy, understanding, acceptance and respect. Solution Focused to set clear, practical and measurable objectives, goals and treatment plans. And Evidenced Based (teaching specific techniques and assigning homework using Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) as a proven path for you to develop skills that empower you to feel better and function better.




Self Harm

General Expertise



Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 37095


San Francisco State University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About John Cothran, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. John Cothran, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is John Cothran accepting new clients?

No, John Cothran is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does John Cothran accept insurance?

Yes, John Cothran accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does John Cothran offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book John Cothran for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does John Cothran offer online therapy?

Yes, John Cothran offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see John Cothran?

John Cothran typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does John Cothran speak?

John Cothran conducts therapy sessions in English.