The most important part of therapy is making a connection with the client. This practice was founded on that premise. At Goodman Therapy, we pride ourselves on our ability to empathize with others. What separates us from other therapists is the careful attention that we pay to this connection. When we enter a session with a client, we are present with them the entire time we are together and all of our attention goes into trying to understand their situation. Once the session is over, our attention to the needs of our clients does not cease. Whether it is returning a phone call in a timely fashion, shooting an email to check on your emotional state, keeping scheduled appointments, or being flexible with a client’s life circumstances, we remain committed to you.
“Therapy is not Neuroscience. We believe that the only obstacle to reaching your goal is commitment. That path does not have to be difficult.”
Choosing a Therapist
For many people, choosing a therapist is a very daunting task, so here are a few things for you to consider when choosing.
You do not have to choose the first therapist you meet. Try several therapists. Make sure you feel very comfortable with your choice. Our clients usually meet us and look no further. After you meet the therapist you choose, you should feel relieved and relaxed. You should believe that your therapist understands you and can help you. This is why we offer a first free session. We want you to be sure that we are right for you and if we are not, then we don’t believe you should be charged to find out.
Ask many questions. You should find out if your therapist has experience with your specific issue. You should also make sure the therapist is licensed. If they are not, make sure that someone licensed is supervising them and that they also have experience working with your specific issue.
Fundamentally, it comes down to two issues, connection and experience. If you feel the connection and you believe that the therapist has the knowledge and experience to help you, then you have made the right choice.
Meet Our Therapists
Donald Goodman, LCSW
Understanding and Treating Childhood Trauma
Youth Sports and Parenting/Family Dynamics
Jeff Lumaya, LCSW
Anxiety and Trauma
Relationship and Marital Problems
Work and Financial Stress
Brian P. Wohlmuth, M.A., M.F.T.
Childhood and Adolescent Issues
Family Systems Therapy
Chante Rogers, LMFT
Children and Adolescent Issues
Shane Bulkley, LCSW
Parent & Teen Conflict/Teen Issues
Depression and Anxiety
Michael Paul Wikler, MA, LMFT
Relationship and Marital Issues
Stephanie Garris, MSW, ASW
Family and Relationship Issues
Sandra Ortiz, LMFT
Andree Ravanelli, LCSW
Teen, Family, Couples and Individuals
Abuse, Neglect and Trauma
Aging and Life Changes/Caregiver Role
Samuel Lirones, LCSW
Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
PTSD and Trauma Therapy
Natalie Schaffer, LCSW
Anxiety & Stress
Self-Esteem & Identity
Kristin Miller, LCSW
Parents with children with medical or neurodiversity
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