James R. Koch, M.A., MFT
- Azusa Pacific University: Master’s degree in Marriage, Family Therapy
- California State University at Los Angeles: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
Areas of focus:
- Marital: Conflict resolution. Respectful communication. Thriving in a shared domain. Repair from affairs. Recovery from sexual addiction.
- Parenting: Working toward unity in parenting. Appreciating children through developmental framework. Academic stress in children. Attention Deficit factors. Deflecting media influences on children.
- Adolescence: Steps and missteps toward adulthood. Threats of addiction. Correcting distorted self-worth. Social anxiety and avoidance. Navigating cyber-social communities. Gender identity. Correcting self-destructive patterns.
- Individual: Depression. Anxiety. Renewing identity, purpose, and dominion. Healthy search for relationships. Dissatisfaction: reconciling expectations with reality. Grief after trauma/loss. Soothing of anger/roots of pain and fear. Supporting spiritual health and identifying pathology.
Seminars, Workshops and/or Memberships:
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
James R. Koch, M.A.
As a licensed MFT since 1984, Jim has focused on strengthening and repairing relationships of parents, children, adolescents, single adults, married couples, and entire families. He is committed to equipping families to uphold the identity, dignity, power, and purpose of each other. The complex impact of family dynamics on our mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational health was heavily impressed upon Jim during 10 years of youth ministry. Hundreds of crises in the lives of adolescents and their families moved him toward the studies of psychology and marriage, family, and child counseling. Post-graduate experiences deepened those insights as he served for 5 years on the therapeutic staff in Good Samaritan Hospital’s most extreme psychiatric wards. His life-long study in Genesis of the patriarchs’ family dynamics has given him a framework for identifying the principles that uphold or degrade respectful and loving relationships. Jim has had opportunity to teach this framework in many settings here and abroad, most especially to the emerging churches in Central and Eastern Europe.