Dr. David J. Koehn, PhD, Psychologist

Dr. David J. Koehn, PhD

Psychologist | Adult Development & Aging

8359 Beacon Blvd Suite 315 Fort Myers Florida, 33907



Dr. David Koehn is a psychologist practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Koehn specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Koehn evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Koehn because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. As a psychologist, he may perform a variety of assessments to diagnose a mental condition as well as formulate a treatment plan. Current insurance programs include: Aetna Behavioral Health, Medicare, WEBTPA, Tri-Care, Multi-Plan, and currently being considred by United Health Care-Behavioral Health and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  He has active licenses in the States of FL, NC, and WY.  He contracts with ComPsych for EAP and IMCS for WC.

Education and Training

University of Notre Dame Ph.D. 1974

Provider Details

Male English
Dr. David J. Koehn, PhD
Dr. David J. Koehn, PhD's Expert Contributions
  • Dealing with Fear, Stress, and Anxiety

    Dealing with Fear, Stress, and AnxietyByDr. David Koehn Fear and anxiety often occur together but these terms are not interchangeable. Even though symptoms typically overlap, a person's experience with these emotions differs based on their context. Fear relates to a known or understood threat. It...

  • Helpful, Hopeful, and Purposeful

    Helpful, Hopeful, and PurposefulByDr. David J. Koehn Ever feel like you have nothing to live for? You cannot seem to be able to do anything. You are helpless. You see no way forward. You have no hope for the future. You get deeply down on yourself and have no energy. You are so depressed that it is...

  • Attention, Respect and Empathy

    Attention, Respect, and EmpathyByDr. David J. Koehn Creating a Universal Positive SpiritThree attributes, attention, respect and empathy are universal tenets desired by all. Attention is like making sure you look the person in the eye and transmit a sense of providing them a breath of fresh air,...

  • Power of Schemas

    Power of SchemasByDr. David Koehn People dying from guns. Gun control; hatred towards minorities and immigrants; anti-semitism; political gridlock; bullying behavior; social welfare standstill, and military might name a few conundrums all can be traced back to how people's belief systems get...

  • Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: Which Is It?

    Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which Is It?ByDr. David J. Koehn I thought you might find of interest some material I found that peals back the onion regarding dementia versus Alzheimer’s disease. Kathleen Fifield (AARP, June 25, 2018) says doctors usually rely on observation and ruling out other...

  • Is it Bipolar Disorder or ADHD?

    Is it Bipolar Disorder or ADHD?ByDr. David Koehn Symptoms of ADHD and bipolar disorder are often confused – and often coexist in the same person. William Dodson, M.D. has written an interesting treatise that focuses our attention on how to look at these two mental health conditions side by side....

  • Taking the MBTI

    Taking the MBTI from D J Koehn Consulting Services Inc.ByDr. David J Koehn Please go to the following link to see an excellent general description of the MBTI.https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/home.htm?bhcp=1(See attached visualization)At D J Koehn Consulting...

  • Understanding ADD

    Understanding ADDByDr. David KoehnThe following synopsis on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is based on G. Amen, MD, a child and adult psychiatrist, a nuclear brain imaging specialist, and a New York Times bestselling author. His books include the groundbreaking Healing ADD: The Breakthrough...

  • The Importance of Communication

    Throughout my experiences as a clinical psychologist, communication comes up almost every time as a critical issue no matter what the problem may be. In order to build intimacy and feel healthy about oneself, excellent communication skills are critical. To help you decipher what belongs in your...

  • Biofeedback - Helping Deal With Stress

    In my clinical practice, I have been using Unyte’s biofeedback instrument. Many patients have found it to be helpful in dealing with their stress. Here is a summary of a description of biofeedback as illustrated by Unyte.What Exactly Is Biofeedback?Using biofeedback, you can gain valuable...

  • Social Communication - By David J. Koehn, PhD

    Social Communication DisorderSocial communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Understanding Social CuesThe first step is understanding social cues. We listen to what people say and how it is said, and observe minute...

  • Relationship Conundrum

    When I was a young professional, I talked about an intriguing perspective of relationship dynamics, especially as a story filler at parties. While based on cognitive and behavioral concepts, it is an idea about relationships to be potentially explored which may be meaningful to you. Constructs about...

  • Sleep Disorders - By David J. Koehn, PhD

    Do you struggle with a sleep disorder?Do you constantly struggle with sleep? If so, you might have a sleep disorder. There are currently over 70 recognized sleep disorders, and about 80 million Americans suffer from one.The most common sleep disordersThere are four common sleep disorders that might...

  • Prologue to Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, A Treatise to my Mental Health Experiences

    PROLOGUE“Exposure Is Being Vulnerable”Brene Brown in her video on Netflix “Call to Courage” talks about being vulnerable. I wrote this treatise on mental health experiences with the idea of opening myself up to the world with the hope that it may make a difference in people’s perceptions...

  • Epilogue to Carpe Diem- Seize the Day, A Treatise of My Mental Health experiences

    EpilogueThirteen chapters of my mental health life laid out in front of me, naked. From a Johari window perspective (see illustration), I have attempted to expand and expose the window that deals with what you know, and I know about me as it relates to my mental health experiences.My hope is that my...

  • Chronic Pain and Psychotherapy - By David J. Koehn, PhD

    How common is chronic pain? At least 100 million adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. Chronic pain reportedly affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer.Mental health and chronic pain Chronic pain can cause feelings such as anger,...

  • Chapter 13 - My Next Life (Foresight/Learned Intuition) from "Carpe Diem" , Seize the Day, A treatise of my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter ThirteenMy Next Life“Foresight – Learned Intuition”Since I have moved to the Landings in Fort Myers, Florida, I have met and developed new friends, many of whom are in their eighties and nineties. Their attitude has shaped a new way of thinking as I contemplate my, at least, next...

  • Chapter 12: My Geriatric Life - "A Reflection" from Carpe Diem Seize the Day, A Treatise of my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter TwelveMy Geriatric Life“A Reflection”I am now in my early seventies. Physical health wise, I have had heart surgery where they put in two stints. I had post-surgery complications of having renal failure. To correct the problem, I received potassium drip in which the nursing staff damn...

  • Chapter 11 My Professional Life Reflections on Some Key Mental Health Perspectives from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, A treatise of my Mental Health Experiences

    My Professional Life Reflections on Some Key Mental Health Perspectives“Chapter 11”A Potpourri of Ideas Importance of Communications Throughout my experiences as a clinical psychologist, communication comes up almost every time as a critical issue no matter what the problem may be.  In order...

  • Coping - By David J. Koehn, PhD

    Every human being has the natural instinct to want to survive. Each one of us seeks out pleasure and attempts to avoid displeasure. When things become uncomfortable we do anything to reduce this discomfort. One could say, we make adjustments towards harmony and goodness, developing a feeling of...

  • Helpful, Hopeful, and Purposeful - By David J. Koehn, PhD

    Ever feel like you have nothing to live for? You cannot seem to be able to do anything.  You are helpless. You see no way forward. You have no hope for the future. You get deeply down on yourself and have no energy.  You are so depressed that it is difficult to be around others or to find anything...

  • Chapter Ten - My Marriage Life from Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) My Mental Health Experiences

    My Married LifeChapter 10Family Makes A DifferenceThe Significance of Being ConnectedI have been married twice, both for over twenty years, and have found family to be of utmost importance in both cases. I have extremely fond memories of being a part of their family dynamics. Each marriage has...

  • Chapter Nine - My Sports Life From Carpe Diem (Seize the Day): A Treatise of My Mental Health Experiences

    Being in the ZoneI cannot remember when I have not been involved with sports. My two oldest brothers even when I could barely walk would carry me around when playing football and make it look like I scored a touchdown. They would make sure I got more than three strikes when trying to hit a baseball....

  • Chapter Eight My Private Industry/Contractor Life from Unpublished manuscript "Carpe Diem" Seize the Day

    Chapter 8My Private Industry/Contractor LifeFutility at its Best Being lured away from the Federal Government to work in the private sector for a contractor seemed exciting at the time.  This was especially efficacious given the no can do attitude and no risk management displayed by most federal...

  • Chapter Five from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, a Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter FiveMy Substance Abuse – Dual Diagnosis LifeNot an Oxymoron But What a “Casino” (Italian for FU)”      I spent about a year working the roles of program director, clinical director and training director in a residential inpatient/outpatient, dual diagnosis, substance abuse,...

  • Chapter Seven: My Public Service Experience (Federal/State), from Carpe Diem - My Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter 7My Public Service Life (Federal/State)A Revelation of Mediocrity      There are two facets of my federal public life that need to be told. One is working full-time for the Army as a civilian (about nine years) and the other working as a contractor (about fifteen years) with a variety...

  • Chapter Six from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter 6My Private Practice Life“A Very Rewarding Personal Experience”       I have dabbled in private practice my whole life, but have spent most of my time doing it since I have been semi-retired. I have been licensed in multiple states, most currently in Florida. I still maintain my...

  • Chapter One, My Home Life, from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, a Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter OneMy Home Life – Looking Through a Concave or Convex Mirror?INSIGHT – “IS THE ANGEL UNAWARE, UNAWARE”      I woke up one morning, one which did not appear any different than usual, except my father and mother surprised us by saying that we were going to have a new baby come into...

  • Chapter Two, My Education Life, from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, a Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter TwoMy Education Life“All I Care Is You Do Your Best”     I, like many, attended kindergarten, went to grade school (catholic), public high school, completed college and graduated from Notre Dame with a Ph.D. in psychology.  As a young boy I played a lot in the park across from the...

  • Chapter Three, My Prison Life, from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, a Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter Three from Unpublished Manuscript entitled Carpe Diem – Seize the DayByDr. David KoehnMy Prison LifeRehabilitation - An Oxymoron As a licensed clinical therapist I was inquisitive about what was going on in the prisons.  While semi-retired, I took a contracted position to provide...

  • Chapter Four, My Developmental Disability Life, from Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, a Treatise on my Mental Health Experiences

    Chapter FourMy Developmental Disability LifeTruly, Individuals that Are “Handicapable”Most of my formative years (first 15 years) as a professional were spent working in the field of developmental disabilities – these people (men, woman, children) are considered intellectually disabled, deaf,...

Areas of expertise and specialization

Anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, personality disordersCBT, DBT, Humanistic, Systems,Biofeedback, Forensic ServicesIndivdual, Couples, FamilyTeenagers, Adults, Geriatric, Military, Developmentally Disabled

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Physician/Psychologist Lee Health System 2014 - 2018


  • Community Service Award 1976 Cumberland County MH System 
  • Certified Psychologist 1981 National Register of Health Service Psychologists 
  • Associate Member 1971 The Society of Sigma Xi 
  • School Psychologist 1978 The National Association of SChool Psychologists 

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Psychology Association  
  • American Pschology Association  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Special OLympics


  • Indiana Children??s Hospital in South Bend

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists

Articles and Publications

  • Several Articles

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Seeking excellence, not perfection, the willingness to be altruistic, a quest for constant and continuous learning.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Avid Tennis Player, Golfer, Fisherman

Favorite professional publications

  • Psychology Today??

Dr. David J. Koehn, PhD's Practice location

Dj Koehn Consulting Services INC

8359 Beacon Blvd Suite 315 -
Fort Myers, Florida 33907
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    Dr. Koehn is amazing! He listens and understands and I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.

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