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.
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)
Early childhood trauma and recovery
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Issues of co-dependency
Mediation and conflict resolution
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Survival of physical or sexual abuse
Health is intrinsic within all human beings