HOW HE HELPS

It all starts with listening, talking and caring.

Starting from your initial phone call, Dr. Goodman begins his therapeutic work by listening to your concerns and gaining clarity about your history. He addresses all your questions and then discusses a method of treatment that will be most effective for you.

In a safe, caring environment, Dr. Goodman works with you to resolve your core issues and to nurture your well-being. Dr. Goodman believes that long-term therapy is not needed in many cases. You can usually attain meaningful results in the short term with only 10 to 12 sessions.

  • Psychotherapy with Children
    Children and adolescents need to feel safe in order to express their thoughts and understand their feelings. Dr. Goodman provides the emotional support to help them resolve core issues, and improve self-esteem and their relationships with parents, siblings and friends.
  • Individual Counseling
    Find solutions to the issues holding you back from living a full, productive and happy life. Dr. Goodman works with you on a one-on-one basis to help change negative thoughts and patterns, and give you the tools to make empowering choices.
  • Couples and Family Counseling
    Learn to communicate, find harmony and nurture your relationships in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Dr. Goodman focuses on resolving complex issues, repetitive patterns, triggers, and communication patterns that are unique to your relationships.

Treatment Methods—Helping you achieve positive, lasting change.

Dr. Goodman draws from a combination of methods utilizing the benefits of one therapy or technique to enhance the other. The result equals a highly effective, personalized treatment plan to help you achieve positive, lasting change.

  • Psychotherapy
    There are several forms of traditional psychotherapy, otherwise known as talk therapy. Dr. Goodman takes an eclectic approach by using varied psychotherapy practices including cognitive therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

    Cognitive therapy, or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focuses on shifting the way a person thinks (the cognitive) and in the way he or she acts (the behavior) in order to resolve conflict. Psychodynamic therapy, or insight-oriented therapy, concentrates on bringing unconscious thoughts and actions into conscious awareness to help promote insights and resolve conflict.
  • Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation. When you are deeply immersed in an activity, you are in hypnosis. Hypnosis that is guided by a trained therapist is a safe and successful method to improve the quality of your life.

    Dr. Goodman uses clinical hypnosis to focus on specific issues including, but not limited to, smoking cessation, weight control, low self-esteem, and sexual dysfunction.

    Hypnosis can also be used within traditional psychotherapy sessions. This is called hypnotherapy and it allows you to increase your awareness surrounding a particular issue as you work towards resolving it. In general, when hypnosis is introduced into psychotherapy, greater results can be achieved in a fewer amount of sessions.

    Children respond very well to clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy since they are naturally in tune with the world of imagination and play. Children find hypnosis to be intriguing and fun; they see it as playing a game. Pediatric hypnosis can help your child develop self-confidence in school, end night terrors, and ease performance anxiety.
  • Tic, Tourrets, Involuntary Movement
    Hypnosis is quite effective to control tics, involuntary movements and even Tourette syndrome. Motor and vocal tics are neurobehavioral disorders: Hypnosis can be quite effective in controlling them. The child is taught self-hypnosis so they can stop the tic before it comes on. The process is quite effective for transient or chonic tics and twitches, without any side effects. Self-Relaxation, as well as Distraction Therapy are taught utilizing hypnotherapy. Habit cough and vocal cord dysfunction are also amenable to hypnotherapy. This process can help adults as well, enhancing self-esteem, reducing stress and social anxiety.

During hypnosis, you always remain in control. Statements and images are introduced to set up healthy, positive behavior and eliminate negative ones.

When you come out of hypnosis, you feel as if you've taken a power nap, yet you remember everything that has occurred. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. For hypnosis to be effective, you must want to change the behavior.

Clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you realize your desires by freeing you from limiting beliefs and building self-esteem. As you discuss your personal goals with Dr. Goodman, he can help you decide if these treatments are right for you or your loved ones.