Lillian Goodkind

LCSW
Therapist Lillian Goodkind Photo

About Me

Welcome! I'd like to tell you about myself and my practice so you have a good idea of what to expect throughout our work together.

Starting with my theoretical orientation: My practice is built upon the foundations of psychodynamic, object-relations, cognitive/behavioral, and systems theories. I believe that both personal and professional relationships and experiences shape the lens through which we view the world. In turn, the resulting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors shape our interactions - for good, bad, or somewhere in between.

Next, the models that guide my practice: I believe that every client is unique and presents with the ability to reach full potential. As such, I strive to identify and eliminate barriers to growth. This is made possible by a therapeutic relationship characterized by mutual trust, authenticity, and acceptance. I also believe that, regardless of experience, every client brings a unique skillset into therapy; my aim is to capitalize on existing strengths, introduce new techniques/approaches, cultivate intuition, and bolster confidence. Further, in order to foster healing and liberation from the long-term effects of power, privilege, and oppression, I emphasize the importance of critical consciousness, empowerment, and accountability as the building blocks of social justice.

Lastly, my style: My practice is characterized by a relational approach, which is empathic and attentive. Therapy has the potential to serve as a corrective relational experience, which I embrace. Further, I promote learning through discovery by encouraging clients to reframe and self-reflect. I also partner with clients to engage in cooperative learning, interactive processing, and mutual problem-solving.

I look forward to working together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW018062 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

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

Written by G.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lillian is kind and patient. She seems to really want to get at the problem that’s bothering me without pushing too hard. I’ve had therapists in the past who seemed to just say what they thought I wanted to hear, but Lillian is adept at making suggestions and providing feedback that is beneficial even if it’s not a direct support of my actions or opinions.

Written by M.A. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She's great

Written by C.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Wonderful! I cannot recommend her enough!

Written by M.A. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

Lillian has been incredibly insightful and hasn’t hesitated to ask the hard questions that need to be asked. She’s also provided a safe, non-judgmental space for me to process different issues.

Written by J.O. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lillian has helped and continues to help manage my anxiety. She is so easy to talk to and helps me keep self care a priority! I highly recommend her!

Written by L.E. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

I have been talking to Lillian for only a couple weeks now, and I can already feel my brain working and potentially healing. So far she always responds in a timely manner, is very encouraging and engaging, and has even begun to challenge me to grow. I'm very thankful she was chosen as my therapist.

Written by Z.Y. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

I’ve been seeing her for a few weeks. She is so easy to talk to and I don’t feel judged by her at all. She is very personable and just listens to me talk about whatever I feel like talking about that day. She is very attentive and awesome overall.

Written by R.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have been working with Lillian for over six months and I must say she has been by far my best therapist through Better Help. She is very insightful and knowledgeable. She listens to what you have to say and helps you come up with a solid game plan on how to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist that can truely help you look at and resolve issues you may need help with.

Written by M.I. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has been so helpful for me in such a transformative stage in my life. Very grateful to have her.

Written by M.A. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and coping with life changes

Lillian has helped me through so many major life events and minor life struggles. She always knows what I need and what is in my best interest.

Written by A.N. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Lillian is an awesome therapist, I've had a couple of therapist and none of them actually did they job or what they said they was going to do! She's the only therapist that's actually trying to help me fix my problems and tell me how to identify my feelings, pain, anger, etc. She's been helping me alot so when I see that someone is actually trying to help me I give that person my all so they don't feel like they're wasting they're time.

Written by L.A. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Lillian truly cares about her patients. She is passionate about what she does and is focused on ensuring her patients have what they need to work toward the goals that they set in place to make themselves better. I am so glad that I was connected with her as she is helping me in a way nobody else in my support network is able to.

Written by J.U. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

My counselor is very understanding and helpful with supplying me with tools that will better help me with relationship with my husband and other people. I am very satisfied with my counselor

Written by A.L. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very happy with my counselor. Her nuggets or wisdom and questions stay with me all week.