I am a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist who is also licensed as a Professional Counselor (Mental Health Service Provider) and as a Marital and Family Therapist. I have worked with diverse populations of individuals, couples and families for 30 years--as an executive director and therapist in medical settings, in two pastoral counseling centers, and now in an independent practice. With families I am committed to helping couples and children work with their relationships to nurture themselves in the family. With individuals I seek to understand barriers to health and wholeness and I become an active ally for change and growth.
I have long served in urban settings. I now work part-time in rural eastern Lauderdale County and see the setting as an ally for persons to retreat, to take time to feel and reflect, and to carefully choose how to heal the brokenness.
Psychotherapy involves the exploration and discovery of body, mind and spirit. I enjoy the diversity of human creation and celebrate the innate capacities of every individual and family. I practice a spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Coffman Farm is within one hour of most communities in West Tennessee and the Missouri Boothill.
Call or Email James R Coffman for a free phone consultation now - (731) 612-8544


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Vanderbilt University
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: 181 Tennessee


  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • United
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 90 Tennessee

James R Coffman's Groups

Couples Counseling Group

The Couples Therapy Group gives an opportunity for couples to work on relational patterns, communications impasses, and experiement with positive changes. Both partners must be present. The next group will begin March 4, 2014. You may save a place in the group by registering now.

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Open-ended Therapy Group

This is an on-going general out-patient therapy group for persons with a variety of mental health and relational issues, e.g. depression, anxiety, traumas, health problemns, etc., to develop personal therapeutic contracts in a group context and work toward their goals. The group has from five (5) to ten (10) members, and members come and go as needs are addressed. The group covenant is to be present, be open and honest, and be confidential. The group begins on May 1, 2014.

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"COMMUNICATING LOVE" is a four-weeks psycho-educational group experience for couples who want to learn and practice new skills in their communication patterns. The groups will meet for four (4) consecutive Thursdays for 1 1/2 hours beginning April 3, 2014. The group is for normally functioning couples who are wanting to improve their intimacy skills. A fee of $100 is charged per couple for the four weeks experience.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014
James R Coffman, ThM, DMin, LMFT, LPC, (MHSP), Marriage & Family Therapist in Ripley

James R Coffman

Marriage & Family Therapist, ThM, DMin, LMFT, LPC, (MHSP)