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Kori Gooden, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

**BetterHelp is a part-time for me; I am available for sessions in the evenings during the week and on weekends. I will not be able to do daytime weekday appointments. I apologize!**

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.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LCSW 67724


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kori Gooden. 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.

Very understanding

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Kori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Kori has guided me through the demise of my 20 year marriage to a very emotionally disregulated and antagonistic man. And I’m coming out the other side a better person. So very grateful for the help I’ve received here.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Kori for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

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

Written on Mar 26, 2020 after therapy 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 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.

Written on Jul 26, 2019 after therapy with Kori for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes