Gregory GoodenLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT110967, CATC-IV 122965
I enjoy working with clients who are faced with life changes, mal-adaptive coping mechanisms, struggles with personal identity, and relationship and sexuality issues.
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Do you feel like you are losing control? Have you been feeling down, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you having communication issues with somebody in your life? If any of these apply to you, don’t worry. You are not alone and I want to help! Taking the first step in your emotional healing can be the hardest. Life is full of ups and downs; sometimes we need a little extra help to get through it. Like the lighthouse, I would like to guide you through your healing journey. You can count on me
While I work with a wide range of folks, I tend to be the person folks come to when other therapies haven't worked. Relational Somatic Psychotherapy is a deep and powerful therapeutic approach. It works at a very deep and primal level. We combine neuro-biologically informed treatment with mindfulness, movement, traditional talk therapy, drama therapy and more, all in the container of our relationship.
Sexuality & pleasure are stigmatized, this plays into how we feel about ourselves, our bodies. I specialize in sex, intimacy and relationship issues specifically undoing harmful stories which no longer work for us, which hold us back, harm us. I work to re-educate, and then to empower. I work with clients to signifcantly reduce distress and undo longer standing concerns. Find your truth and build on that!
I have experience helping adults, adolescents and couples who are coping with anxiety, depression, illness, loss, life transitions including gender and sexual identity, substance abuse, relationship concerns including non-monogamy, negative body image, menopause, and the particular challenges faced by those working in the creative fields.
You've tried talk therapy in the past but are still troubled by disturbing past events. You're ready for relief and to move forward with your life but feel held back by distressing memories. Mind-body practices can often work more quickly than talk therapy alone. Healing and recovery from painful memories and negative beliefs is possible - and I want to show you how. I look forward to guiding you through the process of clearing out and releasing the charge of these experiences.
I have a particular interest in working with clients experiencing life transitions in their career and interpersonal relationships. My own background includes working with highly creative individuals, and I encourage clients to bring their creative work into the therapeutic process.
People seek therapy for so many reasons, but mostly we all want to feel loved, safe & understood. We want to feel a sense purpose & feel good enough as we are & yet so many of us struggle to feel these ways. Sometimes our lives look very different than we imagined & we need help making sense out of things. We might be feeling disconnected or numb, uncertain or alone. We might be questioning who we are or the direction we are heading & need to find some clarity, perspective or hope.
I help individuals in their 20s and 30s who feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. They feel like they have what constitutes a good life, but they are confused about why they are unhappy and feel unfulfilled. I help clients uncover all the ways they are being held back from being happier and more successful in their careers and life. Through my practice, I help people find direction, purpose, strength, happiness, and more in control of their life.
I see many people who are overwhelmed with their day-to-day life, and often because of this, their important relationships have begun to slip away from them. They long for close, grounded relationships that enable them to experience more of the best parts of life.
I specialize in men's issues, relationship struggles, anxiety, low self-worth, and help all my clients to prioritize their self-care as they navigate burnout and boundary setting. I'm sensitive to themes of people pleasing, perfectionism, internet/gaming addiction, life/career transitions, and work/life balance. I collaborate with clients of all backgrounds and lifestyles in both English and Spanish. I take pride in supporting couples (poly/kink friendly) and individuals (LGBTQI+ affirmative).
Does it feel like you and your partner speak different languages? Are you questioning your gender/sexuality? Do you need support because someone in your family just came out as LGBTQ? Are you struggling with your kids? Your parents? Trying to balance it all? Are you going through perimenopause? Any of this can feel overwhelming! Let's work together to help you make sense out of it and feel better about life. Learn to communicate effectively with your partner and repair those ruptures.
There are many reasons eating disorders are invited into your life. Just as there are many reasons why a person develops an eating disorder, the way you recover will be just as unique. If there was a one size fits all solution, that would perhaps be as deceptive as the problem itself. Whether it’s perfectionism, judgment, loneliness, self-improvement, health, fear, family issues… Together we will discover what invites these problems into your life, and begin to find what recovery means for you.
In essence, an ideal client for couples therapy is a couple that, despite the challenges and conflicts they face, are united in their effort to seek understanding, healing, and growth. They are ready to embark on a journey of transformation, equipped with respect for each other, commitment to the process, and a willingness to evolve both individually and collectively for the enrichment of their relationship.
My clients are individuals who are doubting, questioning, deconstructing, deconverting, and/or recovering from religion. They are people seeking compassionate, evidence-based support to help them heal trauma related to adverse religious experiences. They seek skills and support in self-discovery, self-connection, and self-expression.
My clients express frustration with relationships and a need for guidance at a difficult time. We are- many of us- working to heal from family conflict and to recover from disordered eating, insufficient sleep, and an overabundance of substance usage in society. Living in an atmosphere of fear, blame, and comparison we seek to grow and thrive in our current world.
I offer a space that centers healing for People of Color but is open to ALL folks on their healing journey. I have an expertise in: supporting people with sexual challenges (sexual compulsivity/ sexual anorexia/sexual dysfunctions), those involved in or curious about BDSM/kink, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, Gifted Adults/Highly Sensitive People. I also help people with understanding and moving through intergenerational & complex trauma.
My clients are ready for change. They are ready to take action to stop the ruminations, catastrophic thinking, and change the limited beliefs that have hindered them for too long. Their bodies have been burdened by it, often carrying tension and unexplained pains. Their relationships have been negatively impacted by it, including the most crucial one with themselves. They want to discard harmful old patterns, have more agency, and reach for their joys rather than fleeing from fears.
I support teens, young adults, and adult women with creating a new relationship with the self through a holistic lens using self-compassion and somatic practices. For adults who are open to a deeper level of discovery, I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) when appropriate. Do you feel overwhelmed by emotion, disconnected from your body, or sensitive to the world around you? I specialize in Highly Sensitive People and women who want to create a life they love.