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Holly Goodman, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working with individual, couples and families for over 28 years in North Carolina. Additionally, I hold a certificate in coaching which allows me to address employment issues, work-life balance needs and life coaching when needed. My practice has allowed me to help and support positive change for many people facing life's most challenging experiences. I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication and grief and loss on many levels. I believe in a positive and affirming approach to therapy. I am open-minded, warm and fully believe my clients have great value and opportunity for growth, change and improved perspective when taking advantage of what therapy has to offer.

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and solution-focused therapy. I believe through my work, using compassion, education and motivational techniques I can help you improve mood, circumstances and self-awareness for better health and life satisfaction. Providing a safe emotional space for my clients to process their concerns is paramount to me. Understanding what you want and using an interactive, sensitive and caring approach is my goal to supporting you as you reach your goals.

The first steps toward change is understanding the need and seeking support. I am here for you and look forward to having the opportunity to provide you with a supportive therapeutic experience that is empowering and beneficial.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NC LCSW C003041


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Holly Goodman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Holly is a great listener and really helps me think through my feelings.

Written on Mar 10, 2024 after therapy with Holly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Holly lets me set the priority of the discussion for the session. She also takes notes and also brings up discussion topics from the last meeting to see if this still needs to be discussed. I enjoy research and Holly provides me with other subtopics to look into to go deeper in thought for the next lesson. She is positive, cheerful, encouraging of the steps I have made so far. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to our meetings.

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Holly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Holly has helped listen and guide me through such a transformational part of my life. She is super understanding and thoughtful. I really feel that Holly has my best interest in mind and will pays attention to every detail you tell her. She keeps it super professional while still making the space to talk nonjudgmental and safe. Highly recommend Holly to anybody seeking out a well experienced therapist and life coach.

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Holly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Holly is an outstanding therapist with a wealth of experience and high clinical acumen. She is easy to talk to, understanding, and generally a great human being. I highly recommend her.

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Holly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Holly’s approach is nothing short of brilliant, seamlessly integrating evidence-based practices that cater to individual needs with a profound empathy and understanding that is rare to find.

Her adept use of CBT has helped me challenge and reframe my negative thought patterns, fostering a new perspective that has immensely contributed to my sense of self-worth and confidence.

What sets Holly apart is her genuine commitment to fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust and openness. She creates a safe and non-judgmental space that encourages vulnerability and growth. Her ability to listen deeply and provide insightful feedback has made me feel seen and understood, validating my experiences and emotions in a way that has been deeply helpful.

Holly’s strength-based approach has been particularly empowering, focusing on my inherent strengths and capabilities, which has motivated me to take actionable steps towards my goals. This positive focus has not only uplifted my spirits but also enabled me to envision a future filled with possibilities.

Thanks to Holly, I feel lighter, more confident, and more excited about the future than I have ever felt in my entire life. Her expertise, combined with her compassionate and personalized approach, has truly changed my life. I am deeply grateful for her guidance and support, and I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone looking to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and healing.

Written on Feb 08, 2024 after therapy with Holly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Holly is fantastic! She asks great questions and never hesitates to challenge my thinking and approach. I appreciate the amount of care and thought she puts into helping me work through the challenges I'm facing.

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Holly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes