Mary Goodman is a counselling psychotherapist, registered as both a practitioner and a supervisor with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. She was originally trained in clinical psychology (MA, 1981), with an emphasis on mindfulness and contemplative approaches to psychotherapy. Over the years, she has added to her skill set by pursuing training in such methods as Transactional Analysis, EMDR, Experiential Focusing, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples), and Logosynthesis. In her PhD research in Transpersonal Psychology (2008), she generated a theory of human spiritual development that continues to inform her own ongoing growth and development.
Mary regards every individual as unique and capable of recovering innate healthiness of mind, emotions, and relationship, and therefore makes every effort to adjust her approach to the specific needs and disposition of each client. She works with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, providing support for the variety of conditions and issues that people bring to therapy—including trauma, addiction, relationship and workplace difficulties, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and basic life decisions and transitions. She sees the various kinds of stuck-ness that people experience as obstacles that can be worked with along the way to reaching their full potential.
As a life partner, a mother, and a community member, as well as a therapist, Mary is, above all, committed to working toward creating a strong healthy society—one person, one couple, one family, one situation at a time