Description of Therapeutic Approach to Counselling and Areas of Specialty

Dignity and self-understanding can be recovered in the context of a skillful, compassionate relationship.

 

Promoting a safe and clear understanding of emotional pain and mental distress is the key to personal recovery from traumatic events. Good counselling involves mind-training-learning how to work with powerful or conflicting emotions and the many states of mind that we are all subjected to in the course of a day.

Mary Goodman

Trained in a variety of client-centered disciplines including Redecision Therapy, Transactional Analysis, family therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Focusing, conflict resolution/mediation, Logosynthesis™, and contemplative psychotherapy, Mary Goodman, Ph.D., and Peter Goodman, M.A., use a variety of therapeutic models and techniques to facilitate personal recovery and purposeful living in the present.

Ego-state analysis, family sculpting, psychodrama, journaling, meditation, dreamwork, breath work, and visualization are all employed to assist in understanding the nature of personal distress/trauma, as well as discovering inherent strengths and resources for healing and problem-solving in the here-and-now.

Areas of specialized training and experience include:

  • Adolescent, marriage, and family therapy
  • Addictions counselling
  • Chronic pain management
  • Counselling for victims of violent crime
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management (CISD/M)
  • Eating disorders
  • Early childhood trauma and recovery
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Focusing
  • Issues of co-dependency
  • Logosynthesis™
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Survival of physical or sexual abuse
  • Health is intrinsic within all human beings

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