Eric Goodwin (He/They)

Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Accepting Clients

If you're part of the LGBTQ community and experiencing anxiety & shame, I'm a queer therapist here to help you find relief & self-confidence

Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Ramona Roberts, LPC, NCC

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

You’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck, falling into familiar patterns that aren't working. When you need to tap into your strengths to push through you’re finding feelings of shame and self-criticism and then you shut down. These experiences can be deeply felt after experiences with prejudice and discrimination directed toward the LGBTQ community. You have tried braving it on your own and are ready for help in taking those next steps toward healing. You do not have to do this alone.

My Background and Approach

Clients who have described me as warm, patient and curious. I emphasize the importance of safety, grounding and exploring with mindful awareness and self-compassion to begin to change those harsh words and beliefs that you've been applying to yourself for so long. Life can be harsh enough, healing doesn't have to be. We may even share a laugh from time to time! I earned my MS in counseling in 2014 and I've worked in mental health clinic and college settings, including at a local art college. These experiences led me to work with clients with creativity, flexibility and patience. I’ll meet you where you're at and walk with you each step of the way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

When I was starting out as a counselor a colleague responded to something I said saying "Counseling can be a 50 minute revolt against the way things are." I knew then that I was in the right place. When it comes to healing, I believe that there is power in challenging those stories we've been told about who we're "supposed" to be, whether through others' words or actions. Especially when the "supposed to be's" are extensions of bigoted beliefs that you don't even hold yourself. How often have you put yourself down in ways that you would never do to a dear friend or loved one? Where'd that voice come from and is it time to challenge it? Under the pain of the shame and anxiety you've carried around, there's that calm, knowing voice that's connected to who you truly are, and I'm looking forward to meeting that person. If you find yourself in anything I've shared here, reach out for your free consultation and I'll be happy to answer any remaining questions you have!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 125/session

Info

585-233-3308 Email Eric
6723 SE 16th Ave
82457
Portland, OR 97206

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