My formal education has prepared me to counsel individual adults, adolescents, and children; groups; couples; parents; and families. I have completed specific course work in working with at-risk youth, LGBTQ population, individual with gender related issues, chemically dependent individuals, individuals/group in crisis situations, and clients with personality disorders. Currently, I hold a doctorate in professional counseling and a license of professional counseling. I currently work as a director of therapeutic service and student support service for a achievement school district in the Delta of Mississippi.
I have worked with the following populations: Elderly (Caring Days, Community Counseling Services), Intellectually Disable (Community Counseling Services), At-risk youth children/adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric issues (Diamond Grove Center), addicts, and college population. As previously stated, I offer individual, group, and family services to individual with personal, behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric issues. My theoretical orientation is Reality Therapy, which is cognitive based in its approach, due to my alignment with William Glasser perspective on human nature and behavior. His beliefs align with not helping people find defenses for their negative or inappropriate behaviors, but helping them acknowledge their behavior as being inappropriate or negative and then to learn how to act in a more logical and productive manner.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 2158
LA LPC 9187
Dr. Goodwin has been very supportive and very validating in aspects of my life. I am extremely grateful for Dr. Goodwin.
Written on Dec 07, 2023 after therapy with Aurthur for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Doc is awesome. Been together for years now and through all major milestones in my life moving around the world and getting married. Listens and provides advice and super easy to talk to!
Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Aurthur for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd
With the two sessions I’ve had with Dr. Goodwin he has helped me a lot he is alert and willing to help me in my situation.
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Aurthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
The best therapist I’ve ever had! Such a great listener and always helping to guide me in the direction I want to go. Dr. Goodwin is highly recommended to all my friends & family I hope others are lucky enough to have sessions with him.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Aurthur for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Love him, he has helped me more than I ever thought he could.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Aurthur for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Goodwin is the best therapist I have seen in 20+ years of therapy for a chronic health condition and all the chaos that brings!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Aurthur for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd