Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW

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Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580, LCSW-C, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gainesville
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Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW


Location

Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580
4001 W Newberry Rd
Suite D3
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Call Ms. Kris Gooding
(301) 806-0211

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I have a deep commitment to helping people thrive. Stengthening the psyches of women and girls has been a primary focus of my work as a therapist, assertiveness instructor & educator. Relationships shape our well being. Learning to feel more confident and connected is a goal therapy can help achieve. I work with individuals & couples. Do you want to improve self esteem? Is your relationship in need of repair? Perhaps a recent or past trauma has left you feeling vulnerable. Various experiences bring folks to counseling: anxiety, low confidence, childhood abuse, relationship struggles, loss, parenting or postpartum adjustments...Obtaining help is a sign of strength.

Years ago while teaching women self defense I discovered important components of healing. I believe that key to many issues is an awareness of our boundaries, the skills to set limits and the development of assertiveness. When we honor our integrity and self respect we create internal courage. Connections become easier and more healthy.

I have an eclectic approach. I will hear you and help sort out the root of your concerns, using methodologies that best match the issue and you. Whether you have engaged in therapy before or have never sought out help, you deserve an experienced respectful, empathic and skilled clinician.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License and State: SW10610 Florida

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: FMHLS / Therapy Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580's Groups

Self Defense & Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness training/self defense can add great quality of life to persons who have survived an assault, domestic abuse, or who are childhood abuse survivors. But this is also a great class for any woman or girl who feels the effects of living in a culture where boundaries are not respected. Studies have shown that girls who take SD training prior to college experience less incidence of date rape. Women who take a proper self defense class report feeling safer in the world & having their overall sense of confidence improve in all areas, and feeling more able to protect herself.

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Supervision Group

Clinical supervision is an important part of every mental health clinician's journey. I benefited greatly from the mentoring and professional guidance of my supervisors when I was starting out in this profession. This group will allow for new therapists and therapists in training to gain valuable support from a trained and Qualified Florida Supervisor. Group supervision allows for a collegial experience and the benefit of being in a dynamic setting, with others sharing their perspectives, questions and experience. This group is set to start late September 2017. I am considering other scheduling times as participants give feedback.

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Young Women's Relationship Confidence Group

Sorting out a new relationship can be confusing. Deciding if your relationship is healthy can be difficult. Deciding to date at all can bring into focus many social and intimate self awareness. Relationships are a central organizing part of life and yet we rarely get training or mentoring in how to do them well. Join this group and learn about yourself and gain confidence to lead a healthy life with a partner.

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Location

Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580
4001 W Newberry Rd
Suite D3
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Call Ms. Kris Gooding
(301) 806-0211

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression/Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Assertiveness Skills Counseling
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sex and Intimacy Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Professional Connections

Kris is a highly skilled clinician with years of experience in with a wide range of problems. I had the honor of working with her when she was in the Washington, DC area. She has a warm and engaging style.
Dr. Eileen Dombo, LICSW
Dr. Eileen Dombo, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Kris Gooding is an amazing therapist! She has a unique ability to conceptualize a client's issue quickly and compassionately. I have never known anyone that can validate with such precise insight within minutes as Kris can. Her wisdom, humor, insight and compassion make Kris one of the best therapists I know.
Kellie Garza, LMHC
Kellie Garza, LMHC
Counselor

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580, LCSW-C, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gainesville

Kris Gooding, LCSW, Psychotherapy (352) 448-1580

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW