Feeling stuck, worried, or like your best is not enough ? I can help. I take a collaborative stance and because of this can truthfully help most people meet the goals they came to therapy for. I have a speciality in working with Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. I strive to to help each client learn to genuinely grow in mindful awareness, self acceptance and self love. Couples counseling is vital, whether you are in the midst of a challenge, betrayal, or simply wanting to improve communication patterns. I can help.
Please Note: Unfortunately I am not currently accepting new clients ./././. Whether you’re new to therapy or experienced with the process, searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. Initiating this search, however, is also evidence that you are taking the first step toward investing in positive change in your life! You are deserving of support, peace, and happiness, making this a worthwhile investment. I aim to provide a safe, warm, collaborative, and affirming environment from which we can explore those experiences that make you uniquely you, as well as the goals and/or visions that you hold for yourself and your life.
OVERWHELMED? In this Post-pandemic world it is the "new normal" to feel anxious, depressed, fearful and at times, hopeless. Are depression, anxiety, worry, fear getting in your way of being the best that you know you can be? Have you tried everything you can think of and still distressed! I CAN HELP!! My 25+ years of professional experience, enhanced by my personal life experiences including multiple losses, as well as recent significant loss During the pandemic, I worked successfully with numerous families, couples and individuals to help stabilize and cope ; I continue to help with current life transitions.
You are struggling, but no one seems to understands what you're going through. Life threw you a curveball and trying your best just doesn't prove enough. Everyday tasks can feel impossible when you're suffering. Sometimes things are simply too hard because you are hurting or worried. You wonder if you're a good enough parent when your child argues with you. You are so frustrated with your partner not hearing your worries and sorrows. You long for healthy relationships and being understood since you know what you're capable of if only you had sufficient support and love. You are seeking help because you desire real change.
If you’re reading this page, my guess is that you’ve finally had enough, and finally feel ready to reach out for help. How you feel about yourself doesn’t align with how you’d like to feel, and your relationships aren’t turning out the way you hoped they would. You worry so much that you worry about worrying, and you get lost in made-up scenarios of "what if..." Maybe you aren’t sure how to ask for what you want, and declare what you need. Maybe you grew up in a home where your family didn't take good care of you, or someone you trusted betrayed you. Past pains still hurt, and you aren’t sure how to heal. You're in the right place!
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I treat a wide range of mental health issues, however my specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Coping/Stress Management, and Difficult Life Transitions. Your past and current life circumstances have a major impact on who you become. Generational differences (Gen Xers, Millennials, Gen Zs), family dynamics, and gender norms are a few of the many influences that are vital to my process of rapport building, treatment, and true empathy. I have a passion for assessing and meeting the needs of an individual within the context of their unique social experience.
There are times when you feel as though you have tried everything and it's difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Going through that tunnel alone can be extremely scary and anxiety provoking. Facing those challenges may be painful and going though all the different emotions are overwhelming. Therapy can be a safe space for individuals to learn how to identify, process and heal from their past. It can be difficult to heal from the past without the proper tools, therefore prioritizing the importance of individualizing this journey to your specific needs is one of the most important aspects of starting therapy.
My practice is focused on psychological testing, assessment, & evaluation. In these areas, I have extensive experience working with the entire lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. I offer all things assessment: neuropsychological, (dementia, traumatic brain injury, etc.) psychoeducational (learning disability, giftedness, etc.), developmental (autism, intellectual disability, etc.), & more. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT OFFER THERAPY, COUNSELING, OR MEDICATION SERVICES. This is an assessment only practice.
Bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist:Spanish & English. I am currently doing ONLY tele-health (only sessions/appointments via video chat or phone). Together we fight depression, anxiety, fears, lack of motivation, adjustment to life transitions, behavior problems, and other symptoms to get your power back. I welcome individuals, couples, and children. I have worked over 18 years with individuals and families of all ages (0-100 years old), from all walks of life. You can learn more about me and my services at my website: obsidiantherapeuticservices.com.
You truly deserve to live a life that has you excited to wake up every morning. I believe everyone should be in pursuit of happiness and sometimes we get stuck. You may be living a life that leaves you unfulfilled, you may be having struggling building long lasting relationships or maintaining them, you may be a parent looking for support and guidance for you child. Whatever you are going through I believe that it can be resolved so that you can live life on your terms.
I am passionate about helping adults, teens, and children conquer their anxiety, OCD, fears, phobias, panic attacks, compulsions, worry, trauma, and depression. In my 30 plus years working with patients, I have been a part of the most amazing transformations. Check out the success stories at KenGoodmanTherapy.com as well as the free self-help audios, articles, webinars, and videos. Don't put off getting help. You can get better. There's no reason to suffer.