Our Therapists

Goodman Therapy

About Us

Therapy is not Neuroscience. We believe that the only obstacle to reaching your goal is commitment. That path does not have to be difficult. If you are completely committed, we will help you reach your goals. You may come to therapy with a very serious challenge that takes time to address or your challenge may be resolved in only a few sessions. Together, we will determine which route is best for you to have the most successful experience.

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

The therapist you choose may be the most important decision you ever make. We have been told that if it were not for our therapists, marriages would have dissolved, many clients would still be addicts, and many families would have remained in total chaos, feeling helpless and out of control.

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

Specialities:

Understanding and Treating Childhood Trauma

Couples Counseling

Teen Issues

Substance Abuse

Jeff Lumaya, LCSW

Specialities:

Depression

Anxiety and Trauma

Relationship and Marital Problems

Work and Financial Stress

Brian P. Wohlmuth, M.A., M.F.T.

Specialities:

Childhood and Adolescent Issues

Special Education

Parent Effectiveness

Family Systems Therapy

Chante Rogers, LMFT

Specialities:

Children and Adolescent Issues

Family Conflict

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Shane Bulkley, LCSW

Specialities:

Parent & Teen Conflict/Teen Issues

Couples Counseling

Addiction

Depression and Anxiety

Michael Paul Wikler, MA, LMFT

Specialities:

Couples Counseling

Relationship and Marital Issues

Reunification Therapy

Parent-Child Issues

Stephanie Garris, MSW, ASW

Specialities:

Anxiety

Teen Issues

Anger Management

Family and Relationship Issues

Sandra Ortiz, LMFT

Specialities:

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Relationship Issues

Andree Ravanelli, LCSW

Specialities:

Teen, Family, Couples and Individuals

Chronic Pain

Abuse, Neglect and Trauma

Aging and Life Changes/Caregiver Role

Samuel Lirones, LCSW

Specialities:

Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

PTSD and Trauma Therapy

Couples Counseling

Parent-Child Issues

Bannia Gomez, LCSW

Specialities:

Reunification Therapy/Terapia de Reunificacion

Family Systems Therapy/Terapia de Sistemas Familiares

Solution-Focused Therapy/Terapia Centrada en Soluciones

Psychodynamic Therapy/Terapia Psicodinamica

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