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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #2158 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Dr. Goodwin has remain reliable and consistent in providing counseling. He is knowledgeable and offers helpful feedback and resources pertaining to our discussions. It feels comforting to know that I can easily connect with him.
Arthur is the therapist you didn’t know that was possible to have. He’s attentive, gives it to you straight, and very accessible. There wasn’t a single session I felt that I didn’t truly enjoy and appreciate the time spent. I could do 2+hr sessions with him and still be comfortable. I cannot say that about any other therapist I’ve had.
Knowledgeable, professional and allows me to express myself in a safe environment while providing another perspective with actionable suggestions for me to grow.
I was matched with Dr. Goodwin when I realized that I was unable to manage PTSD from a toxic job on my own. He's friendly, knowledgeable, offers new ways of thinking about problems, and that results in solutions that make navigating life easier. I've stayed on for months as new life problems emerged and his advice has been priceless. He is absolutely fantastic.
Dr. Goodwin is one of the most empathic, friendly and understanding people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
He has been a very effective and positive therapist for me. I have really appreciated his warm energy and sense of humor. He is definitely an amazing person and one of the best therapists I have had.
He is easy to talk to and caring and his advice/feedback is exactly right and what I needed to hear! We match well for our sessions and its been great, I am thankful :))
He’s amazing. I don’t know what I’d do without him honestly!
Aurthur is an excellent therapist and all around human. In my 26 years of experience with Therapists (2 different ones I saw for 1.5 years each, 3 that I saw only 1or 2 times) , I would say Aurthur is by far the best. He has a mixture of empathy, good listening skills and someone you feel you can trust. Also because of his extensive background he was able to help me with my particular issue. It’s still a work in progress but I’m pretty grateful that I was matched up with Aurthur.
Dr. Goodwin in my opinion asked/prompted me with the appropriate questions for guidance. He has attempted various types of exercises with me that enabled me to think differently or with fresh perspectives. I appreciate that he checks up on me or sends me motivational quotes/messsages. He is a very good listener overall, and also has a very soothing voice. Thanks Dr. Goodwin.
Doc has been EXTREMELY good to me. he is kind and patient. he really takes in my messages and my thoughts. when i dont respond for a while, he checks up on me to make sure i am ok. he has never once made me feel like i need to prove my self in how i am progressing personally. he constantly provides advice and good conversation. i appreciate i don't feel uptight with him and i appreciate his professional, personable, and informative personality!
Dr. Goodwin is kind and patient and males me feel at ease.
Dr. Goodwin is an inciteful and caring therapist who listens and offers guidance when needed. He also challenges you in this process to learn and grow.
Dr. Goodwin is a great counselor!
Dr. Goodwin has been a lifesaver! He is easy to talk to and always seems to understand where I am coming from. His feedback is on point and valuable beyond measure. I have grown tremendously during my time with Dr. Goodwin. I thank him very much for helping me to become more understanding, accepting and loving toward myself. He has also helped me see the reasons behind certain behaviors, my own or other's, and that insight has really changed how I handle so many situations. I am much calmer and more confident. Thank you, Dr. Goodwin! You are the absolute best!
Dr Goodwin is authentic in his listening and responses to me. I have already seen big differences in myself and my life. More happiness…. I could not be more grateful
I was definitely a little unsure about signing up for Better Help in the first place and very unsure if speaking to someone would actually be helpful.
I was matched with Dr. Goodwin shortly after signing up and my concerns were quickly put at ease. He's an exceptional listener and recommender, always making sure to take everything you have to say on board before he speaks. He's great at getting into the small details that you say, or don't, and offering constructive approaches to fixing your problems. He never tells you what you need, but tells you how to find it which I really appreciate. He's been a great supporter of mine and I couldn't recommend him enough.
I've really enjoyed my time with Dr. Goodwin. I feel heard and appreciate that he is invested in helping me. He also keeps me on track when he notices that I am getting off topic/avoiding an issue. I need that!
Dr. Goodwin seems to have communication lapses. He is not timely with responding and it is very difficult to get on his schedule. I’m in a middle of a crisis, and unfortunately not receiving any compassion or availability on his schedule.
The experience is new still, but I feel understood and heard. It means everything to me who doesn’t feel this way in my general life.
Been with Aurthur for about 3 months, he was consistently understanding and respectful in communication. He provided plenty of great insight to improve my anxiety-prone mindset + my queer & LDR relationship. I feel much more confident working on myself moving onwards. There is always a lot to do, and I can always count on Aurthur to help steer me in the correct path.
Excellent approach to mental health
Dr. Goodwin has been the biggest help to me in everything that I have been struggling with. What I appreciate is that he keeps me accountable, truly listens, and helps guide me to reframe how I’m thinking about a situation. I feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful therapist!
Very personable, understanding, and conversational.
Dr Goodwin, Arthur as he likes to be called has given me the tools mentally to help overcome the difficulties that I’ve been going through in my life right now and he has given me the belief that I can achieve any that I need to inderpenantly. Thank you Arthur
Dr Goodwin is very professional and efficient. I feel that he listens to me and has got my back. I would not hesitate to refer him to a potential client.
This was my first time being vulnerable with anybody. I wasn’t too sure about the whole therapy or counseling thing but after the pandemic I thought, “why not?” It’s really helped a lot. Dr. Goodwin is amazing at listening and providing eye-opening advice, he creates this judgment free zone that still feels caring and kind. I recommend him if you want to feel like you’re talking with a friend who isn’t going to just hype you up through situations where you might be in the wrong — kind evaluation is how I view it, not so much criticism.
I’ve only participated in betterhelp for about a month now but already I feel like I’ve been incorporating what I’ve talked about with Dr. Goodwin in my present day life.
Aurthur is that friendly listener who listens to everything you’re saying. He has been wonderful to talk with for these past few months.
Approachable, knowledgeable, and dedicated are all ways I'd describe Dr. Goodwin. He immediately took steps towards improving my quality of life with thorough work.
Dr. Goodwin is such an intelligent, sensitive and laid back soul. Dr. Goodwin is incredible at his profession, creating a really warm and safe atmosphere to share in. He is a blessing in hard times.
Really pleased after my first session and looking forward to continuing to work together.
Dr. Goodwin is a godsend. He has been an angel in a very dark place for me these past few months, and I would refer him to anyone who has or has had issues to go over that may be weighting down their lives.
Thank you for being there for me.
Dr Goodwin is professional, kind and caring. He really listens and pays attention to you and your issues. I would highly recommend him.
Dr Arthur is a wonderful person and so easy to talk to. You can see from his life experience that he is able to relate to any situation with compassion and understanding. Thanks for all that you do.
Dr. Arthur Goodwin made me feel comfortable from the very first session. He is always there just to listen me talk about my feelings and things that are going on in my life. He has helped me a lot in just this short amount of time that I have been meeting with him. I would highly recommend him as a councillor!!!
Wonderful person. Listens to me, takes care in the things he says to me,
Persistant and caring...
Arthur is extremely attentive and always takes time to push me to work on myself. He doesn’t just validate everything he encourages me to find the truth in everything and be real.
My experience with Dr. Goodwin was very positive overall. He was very welcoming and understanding with my struggles and concerns. I would highly recommend him to other BetterHelp users.
Arthur is attentive, supportive and compassionate. He's helped me tackle many of the issues and I've found myself on a path of improvement and self-actualization. Thank you Arthur!
Dr. Goodwin is so great I highly recommend him he’s a great listener very wise definitely one of the best
I just started working with Dr. Goodwin, but so far I've enjoyed it.
Within few sessions, Aurthur added a positive change to my life! Great listener, very passionate and caring. He is a life changer!
He was a perfect match for me!
They are fantastic. It has been helping me a lot to talk with Dr. Goodwin.
He has been listening and he has a pretty good idea on how to work with me. He has found ways that I am comfortable following. Overall a real good doctor!
So far the help I have received from him has made a very big impact in my life.. I’m still learning.. he supports me and he respects me in any decision I make and he has made it clear that the decision is ultimately mine but he will support me no matter what it is.. I have been to previous councelors who have told me what to do and what not to do..
Dr Goodwin is an excellent counseler. His method is very down to Earth. I also like that he gives additional reading to continue to work on things that we work on during our sessions. Highly recommend.