Rev. George R. Goodman, LPCC-S

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

*Philosophy of Counseling My philosophy of counseling is rooted in the concept of the wounded healer. I, like you, have been wounded as I’ve journeyed through life. When I discovered I could not heal myself, I turned to The Wounded Healer, who is familiar with all my suffering (emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual), and I began my journey toward healing. * Background and Experience My journey in mental health counseling began in 2003, at ATS. Since receiving my M.A. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families by helping them move toward conflict resolution, wholeness, and healing. In additions to regular counseling I have training and experience in providing crisis assessments and interventions, and supervision other others in the mental health field. As a certified EMDR Therapist and Play Therapist in Training, I’ve had the privilege of journeying with people of all ages who struggle with symptoms and behaviors related to abuse, trauma, depression, and anxiety toward healing. I’ve had the fortune and privilege of serving others in the US and Europe by providing peer and pastoral counseling, and now mental health counseling, to individuals from varied cultural, ethnic, religious, age range, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a chaplain I provided pastoral care in hospital settings (ER, ICU, Inpatient, BWU, Psych), and retirement communities for senior citizens as they lived through the final stage of life.

Education & Experience

Play Therapy (in 2nd year of training) EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist 2017 License Professional Clinical Counselor with Training Supervision Designation 2007 PC Counseling Residency - The Center for Individual and Family Services, OH 2005 Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling - Ashland Theological Seminary, OH 2005 Master of Divinity - North Park Theological Seminary, IL 1998 BA in Human Development - California State University of Hayward, CA 1990 AA Liberal Arts - Merritt College, CA 1986 Certificate of Activity Director - Merritt College, CA 1983

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

1977 - 1982: Missionary Youth with a Mission, and The Shelter (Amsterdam, Holland) in Europe 1982 - 2017: Jr. High Camp/Church Counselor, Group Leader (youth, young adult, & adult), Bible Study Leader (youth & adult), Children's Ministry, Worship Team...in CA, CO, IL, CT, OH 2011 - Present: Clinical Supervision of agency employees

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HCSC
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth