Susan Goodman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ

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Susan Goodman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

25 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 409-8594
Offers online therapy

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91 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
(203) 409-8594
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About

If you are concerned about your child or teenager, I can help. I work with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional and social difficulties that may interfere with feeling more secure. Parents contact me for guidance with a broad range of issues including anxiety, relatedness issues, depression, school avoidance, learning challenges, trauma and grief. Together, we can demystify symptoms difficult to understand, so you and your child can feel deeply connected. I enjoy working with tweens, teens and young adults on identity and relationship issues, family conflict, school pressure, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, motivation and self-esteem.
My extensive background makes me an unusual therapist. In addition to play and talk psychotherapy, I integrate a combination of approaches in a collaborative, flexible and creative way. This dynamic approach works well in adult therapy. People say I have a calm, even style, am deeply responsive, and know how to create an atmosphere of trust and safety.
I consult with schools to advocate for children and teach at the NYU Graduate School of Social Work. I have an appreciation of the whole person in the context of relationships, and strive to create an environment that brings understanding not only of struggles, but also of strengths.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • License: Connecticut / 58.005219
  • School: NYU Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1986
Faculty and Supervisor at CAPA (China American Psychoanalytic Assoc.)

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: New York / 083841
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: ICAFS and Post Graduate Institute / Child/Adol. Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 1990
  • Certificate: ICAFS and Post Graduate Institute / Child/Adol. Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Susan Goodman's Groups

Making Sense of Parenting

Two Groups: For Parents of Children 1-6 and Parents of Middle Schoolers. In this 4 part series we discuss specific issues concerning parenting and child development. While I present certain topics, it also is a space for parents to discover their own values and goals raising their children and share dilemmas, Handouts are given prior to each meeting. Just as children have different stages of development, So to, parents have corresponding stages of development. Topics include: self-regulation, building intrinsic motivation, dealing with big feelings, love and limit setting, building self-discipline and self-esteem. Call for dates.

More about this group

Location

25 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 409-8594
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

91 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
(203) 409-8594
Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Child
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Early childhood
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Concurrent Parent/Child Psychotherapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Informed Psychotherapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 28 May 2021
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Susan Goodman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ