Kori Gooden

(LCSW)

About Me

My goal when working with clients is to meet each person where they are, assess for current issues, help to identify short and long term goals, work toward resolutions of issues and achievement of goals, and to remain a consistent, reliable source of support and feedback throughout the process. I feel that people seeking support have the power to resolve their own issues and overcome barriers, especially when given the appropriate support and resources. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, caring, and approachable therapist, we will be a good match. Seeking help is already difficult and intimidating enough. For that reason, I work to be as transparent and personable as possible. I see the client-therapist relationship as a partnership; When you feel better, we both win.
I have experience with high-risk individuals dealing with suicidality, chronic anxiety, and who are impaired in multiple areas of functioning due to my work at a Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program. I am sensitive to and knowledgeable about diversities in gender and sexuality, and can assist any clients identifying as LGBTQ+ in an educated and compassionate way. Although I am a younger therapist, I have experience working with people of all ages and various backgrounds.
I graduated with my MSW in 2015, and have been practicing since. I obtained my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credentials in 2018. I have been facilitating group, family, and individual counseling for several years now, and I am passionate about mental health. I am skilled in assertiveness training, communication techniques, boundary identification and setting, self-esteem and self-compassion, values work, accountability, and co-dependency. I also have experience with co-occurring disorders, meaning when someone is dealing with a substance use disorder as well as another mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety.
I am excited to start working with you on any short- or long-term goals that you and I can come up with. Together, we can make positive changes in your self-view, thoughts, behaviors, and overall functioning. Taking a step like this is a huge accomplishment, and I am looking forward to seeing what else you can do.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #67724 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Kori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Checking in weekly with Kori has been a game changer for me. I’m in a marriage of 18 years that isn’t emotionally safe, but I have decided to stay. Given my decision, Kori has guided me through making the best of my situation. She’s helping me become the best version of myself and find happiness every day. She’s insightful, deeply empathetic, and helps me see the other side when I need to. Highly recommend.

Written by K.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Kori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Kori is amazing and listens to what I need to say.

Written by N.O. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Kori for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Kori has been great. I sent her mostly messages throughout the day and she responds in a timely manner. She is helping me a lot through this rough time in my life.