Vicki Goodman, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington
People come for psychotherapy when they are hurting or feeling stuck in unproductive thinking and behavior. This can manifest in depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues about career and work performance, illness, loss and grief and repetitive self deprecating behaviors. What is often needed is a safe environment for the cultivation of acceptance and compassion and the willingness to honestly explore in a trusting relationship. Developing space to have a new understanding of difficulties can open to greater awareness, sense of possibility and the capacity to live more fully.
Much suffering comes from self limiting views and a judging mind. So often we cling to an idea of how we want things to be. With mindfulness there can be transformation that comes with changing our relationship to what's going on - rather than trying to change what's happening.
Over the last twenty years I have practiced Insight Meditation and studied Buddhism. I have a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy, mindfulness and contemplative practices. In therapy we attend to the body/heart/mind with wisdom and compassion. I offer video therapy on a case by case basis.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Vicki Goodman now - (301) 433-7086


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: LC301779 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCSW-C State of Maryland
  • Membership: Insight Meditation Community of Washington / Teacher's Council
  • Member Since: 2005

Vicki Goodman's Groups

Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Group

A weekly and ongoing psychotherapy group for established clients. The group emphasis is on bringing awareness and compassion to life transitions and relationships. These qualities of attention are cultivated both within the group dynamic and to life experiences outside the group.

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Meditation and Buddhadharma Class

The class begins with a guided meditation. Initial emphasis is on the development of concentration to quiet the mind and body. With greater concentration comes more awareness and clarity of the body/heart/mind. Thus begins the gateway to mindfulness; the cultivation of moment to moment awareness without judgment and a full, open hearted presence. This can allow for authentic happiness and true connection. The class is offered on a donation basis in alignment with Buddhist tradition so there is no set fee. The class welcomes all and can be attended on a 'drop in' basis.

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General Psychotherapy Group

Weekly mixed gender psychotherapy group with a present oriented focus offering support, insight and genuine connection.The group is led by myself and another therapist.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017
Vicki Goodman, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Vicki Goodman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW