The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
My commitment to my clients: I am devoted to providing solutions-focused therapy to help my clients improve their quality of life. My therapeutic style that is direct, dynamic and change-oriented, combining compassionate understanding of present problems with enthusiastic pursuit of future goals. I have a holistic view of physical, mental and spiritual health, seeking mind/body balance. My well-rounded background and over 20 years of experience also makes me uniquely qualified to provide therapy to the therapist and mentor future therapists.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
Some people find themselves feeling stuck with certain thoughts and feelings. Others find themselves repeating behaviors that lead to unproductive and problematic situations in their life. Therapy is a process where these concerns can be discussed and worked through from a nonjudgmental standpoint. My therapeutic approach is to assist you in reaching your personal or relationship goals with more effective ways of being. The adolescents and adults I work with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences.
I focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers. The intensity of these jobs often leads to relationship problems, anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, and burnout, resulting in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners. That’s why I also focus on the families of such individuals.
I am highly qualified with over 30 years experience as a therapist and I still love what I do. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation needed for people to heal. Talk therapy alone is insufficient. My training includes advanced level EMDR, ART and Clinical Hypnosis. Clients are welcome record Clinical Hypnosis sessions on their phone to use between sessions. Clients I worked with years ago come back when they have the need. They trust me and know I can help them heal. Many of my clients are referred by current or former clients including the adult children of former clients.
I am passionate about making sure people know they don’t have to deal with all of life’s twists and turns on their own. Whether you’re experiencing a particularly stressful season or you’re looking to heal from something you’ve been carrying for a long time, I believe we can work through it together. I provide a non-judgmental, relaxed environment in which you can unpack what’s on your mind, explore unhelpful thought/behavior patterns, and grow in your confidence to challenge them.
It is my goal to always maintain a non-judgemental, compassionate and safe place for clients to experience therapy. I look forward to the opportunity to help those who want to work toward a life and relationships that are worthwhile. My purpose as your therapist is to guide you towards realizing the goals you set forth for therapy. I will use my years of experience and continuous training to make sure we are using the most effective therapy specifically for your needs. We will work at a pace that is right for you.
Life is not always easy. Add in a global pandemic, community uprise, and our ongoing political environment, and some days it feels impossible. I get it, and want to be a source of reprieve. My goal is to help you create a better relationship with yourself whereby creating better relationships in the rest of your life. I believe that all of us need a person to talk to that has no bias or judgement in regards to what we are facing. I want to 'dig deep' so to speak and get to the root of what is stopping you from living your best life.
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Growth often begins when you find yourself stuck in a place of pain or frustration. When you are there, it is hard to see a happy outcome. However, with wise counsel, hope returns. And trust in your own wisdom can give rise to creative solutions which were not evident before.
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I believe in incorporating a positive psychological and "whole mind/body" approach to the individuals I serve. By utilizing an overall wellness and "whole mind/body" approach with individuals, I believe each person can get the best out of themselves through mental health therapy. I utilize evidenced based counseling techniques such as CBT, DBT, MI and a variety of positive sports counseling/psychology techniques into practice. I work with individuals of all ages: kids, adolescents, young adults, and families. Lastly, I specialize in working with student athletes and athletes of all ages through clinical/sports performance therapy.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
When I reflect on my education, professional, personal experience and distill my thoughts; I conclude *You are feeling pretty bad or you would not be making this search. *You want some part or several parts of your life to work better. *What used to work or what you do to improve things is not helping or not helping fast enough.* People change many areas and elements of their life when they figure out what needs attention, what to do, and how.* People are embarrassed to make this first call for information but also know - It Is Time to Do Something.
***I am not currently accepting new clients*** I believe that as human beings we have an innate capacity to shape our lives to align with our personal meaning and values. However, life events, addiction, and mental health often pull us away from our true selves. Rather than demonize these initial coping methods, I seek to assist clients in discovering new, or old, ways of coping and thriving in accordance with each your unique, personal journey.
My primary focus is creating a therapeutic relationship to facilitate change and healing in order to assist you in creating or rediscovering a sense of meaning and purpose in your life and relationships. I specialize in working with adults and families who have experienced the impacts of trauma and chemical dependency to assist in challenging old patterns of managing emotional distress and developing positive beliefs about the world and ourselves. My background in working with individuals who have experienced trauma has led me to pursue training in EMDR and to integrate this practice into therapy.
Locate the wisdom within you, find peace in your life, relationships and surroundings despite difficulties or crisis. Find acceptance that will allow you to move through life more easily and more joyfully. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues or chronic pain and illness, together we can find tools to help.
I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, work/school and relationship issues. My specialization, however, is in marriage & family therapy using a systems approach and many methods introduced by John Gottman. I'm advanced trained in Discernment counseling as well. Finally, I work on the entire spectrum of relationships from dating to pre-marital to transitions or divorce. I also provide parenting coaching. I am also trained as a divorce mediator and help many people with parenting plans.
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. GOOD FOR YOU! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk down the path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
Are you having trouble with sleep, relaxing, or overeating during this difficult time? I help healthcare workers and other busy professionals navigate this historic moment and improve their ability to manage stress, anxiety, and health problems like obesity, insomnia, and diabetes. I use evidence-based techniques to help people like you achieve better emotional and physical health in a way that is sensitive to each person's unique strengths, beliefs, and cultural background. My solution-oriented approach helps clients progress toward their health and wellness goals in a targeted and efficient manner.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wayzata are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wayzata then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wayzata, or Child Psychologists in Wayzata.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wayzata psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Wayzata specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.