John Koska, Jail Program Counselor

Substance Use Therapist

Professional Philosophy

Helping clients establish a personal foundation of where they are with there addictions. Then help educate them to self regulate their own psychological and emotional experiences, as to diminish the reliance on addictive process. The goal is to educate them along their own psychological developmental line.

Specialty Areas

  • I have been working with adult male and females in an intensive primary outpatient since 1998. Helping clients with initial experience of their addiction, and cultivating hope of a new way of living life.

Professional Experience

I did my internship at Twin Town Treatment Center in 1996. I worked at the ALERT program, Relapse Prevention in 1997. I then worked at We Care Counseling Center from 1998 until starting at Canvas Health in January, 2005. I am presently working at the Washington Co Jail-Canvas Health NCR program.


I received an Associate Degree in Substance Dependency from Century College in 1996.  I continued informal study of Depth Psychology, 1998, and attend Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies since 2000.

License and Credentials

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC