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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Mary is not taking new clients at this time.