Alicia Goodman

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello, may name is a, Alicia, I have a BA in psychology from Boston University, as well as an MA in Professional Counseling from Lesley University. I am a Independently Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. My manner is attentive, warm, accepting and non-judgmental. I believe that each person possesses the strength to heal. My theoretical orientation is cultural and relational. It seems that when we are able to discuss our true feelings with another that we can trust, we are better able to "hear" ourselves think, and in turn less indecisiveness. Your insights will shed light as to why you might be experiencing difficult emotions. I facilitate the conversation by listening to all of your life experiences, not merely centering on one aspect of your life, bull all experiences you identify that brought you to therapy. I utilize evidenced based methods such as Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) as interventions to support you with your goals. I offer a safe place for you to work through difficult thoughts, emotions and create a collaborative treatment plan specific to what you need and want out of psychotherapy focusing on positive outcomes.

One authentic approach I utilize is listening, and that I resonate with DBT which is founded on Mindfulness, not being directive, listening, and not judging is the overall foundation I strive to provide to my patients.

I specialize in individual and LGBTQ issues, depression, Bipolar, and anxiety. My practice demystifies the system by de-stigmatizing the myths of mental health related issues, as there are more similarities than there are differences. My approach is Relational and Multicultural. I believe I can help with my years of experience and with my passion for what I do. I love people and I love helping people achieve their dreams.

You can learn more about me and my practice by visiting my listing on Psychology Today at www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/compassionate-psychotherapy-services-phoenix-az; or, you may view my website at phoenixpsychotherapistservices.com.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-14575 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve only worked with her a couple times but every session she listens to me and somehow always says what I need to hear.

Written by L.U. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She helped me alot. She is very professional, she knows and undertand the people's behavior and how to address any issues with.

Written by J.E. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Alicia was an incredible therapist, she listened to me and guided me through my issues with family, in my professional life, and with my self esteem. She is kind and always provided tools so that I could help myself become a better me. Thank you, Alicia! I am more content because of you.

Written by L.O. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Alicia is so great, she's understanding and compassionate. I am so happy that I matched with her! She knows her stuff and is very experienced.

Written by K.H. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I am not the type of person that has ever been particularly interested in attending therapy, but with Alicia I notice that I am able to discover something new or clarify how I feel about a subject in every session. She has been super helpful and accommodating!

Written by K.R. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Alicia for 2 months

I am so happy Alicia and I were matched. She is warm and funny and intelligent. She established a nice rapport very quickly and I felt understood by her right from the beginning. I feel easy with her and feel she is my ally. A couple months into counseling I feel we are on a good trajectory together. I struggle with bipolar disorder rapid cycling, and having a person like Alicia, there to listen to my week’s events and then go deeper into my “self”, is as important to my stability as medication is. I am learning some new skills like DBT. Alicia is also quite insightful and has given me things to really consider several times already, often having this knack of hitting the nail on the head.
Alicia is easy to recommend.

Written by L.I. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Honestly, Alicia Goodman has gone above and beyond to make each session comfortable and most importantly Alicia is very non judgmental and easy to talk to. I have learned so much from her in my 3 sessions with her.

Written by K.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful and an excellent listener. The worksheets she sends help out a lot with figuring things out and getting a better grasp on my life and why I feel the way I do.

Written by C.A. on Aug 16, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Alicia Goodman is an amazing therapist. This was my first time going to therapy and she was the first counselor I spoke with. She is professional, incredibly knowledgeable, kind, funny, and down to earth. Obviously I lucked out, in getting matched with her. This process is working very well for me because of the work I do with Dr. Goodman.

Written by A.S. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I was comfortable talking with Alicia right away. She is supportive and gives different tools and advice which have been very helpful.

Written by K.E. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Alicia has really helped me over the last couple months with my trauma related anxiety and depression. She really took the time to get to know me, and made me feel welcome and worthy as I am. I would recommend her highly.

Written by A.L. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Alicia has done an outstanding job listening and responding to me and my feelings. She is easy to talk to and makes this whole experience better than expected. I appreciate her and the work she is doing.

Written by J.U. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is amazing. I feel like I won the lottery. I pray that whoever needs help meets Alicia. She has far exceeded my expections. I felt her impact immediately.

Written by H.A. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Alicia has been the best! She’s helped me with a lot in just the short amount of time that I’ve been chatting with her. She’s given me so much clarity and I have so much respect for her. She’s a wonderful human being!

Written by N.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks

I love her! I am a resident doctor so my schedule is busy and in the past I have tried but not been motivated to consistently go to therapy. Alicia has changed that for me, and she has made a huge impact. She is attentive, charismatic, understanding, helpful, and is able to tailor her approach to what will be most useful in the moment. I really appreciate her use of evidence-based treatments and a very human, compassionate, conversational style. My friends and family members have noticed a difference and I definitely have too!

Written by M.I. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I highly recommend Alicia Goodman. She is making such a difference and I have only had two sessions. I feel safe, heard and supported. She is getting to the root of my issues and I also appreciate the work sheets and goals. They are helping so much.