Donald Goodman, LCSW

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  • licensed clinical social worker
  • 27955 smyth dr. Suite 101, Valencia, California, 91355
  • Phone: (661) 310-1231
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  • Session Fees: $200 however, we do offer a sliding scale and have interns that can you see for an even more reduced fee.
  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Email, Phone

Therapy is not Neuroscience.  We believe that the only obstacle to reaching your goal is commitment. That path does not have to be difficult. If you are completely committed, we will help you reach your goals. You may come to therapy with a very serious challenge that takes time to address or your challenge may be resolved in only a few sessions. Together, we will determine which route is best for you to have the most successful experience.

The most important part of therapy is making a connection with the client. This practice was founded on that premise.  At Goodman therapy, we pride ourselves on our ability to empathize with others. What separates us from other therapists is the careful attention that we pay to this connection. When we enter a session with a client, we are present with them the entire time we are together and all of our attention goes into trying to understand their situation. Once the session is over, our attention to the needs of our clients does not cease. Whether it is returning a phone call in a timely fashion, shooting an email to check on your emotional state, keeping scheduled appointments, or being flexible with a client’s life circumstances, we remain committed to you.

The therapist you choose may be the most important decision you ever make.  We have been told that if it were not for our therapists, marriages would have dissolved, many clients would still be addicts, and many families would have remained in total chaos, feeling helpless and out of control.

For many people, choosing a therapist is a very daunting task, so here are a few things for you to consider when choosing.

You do not have to choose the first therapist you meet.  Try several therapists.  Make sure you feel very comfortable with your choice.  Our clients usually meet us and look no further.  After you meet the therapist you choose, you should feel relieved and relaxed.  You should believe that your therapist understands you and can help you.  This is why we offer afirst free session.  We want you to be sure that we are right for you and if we are not, then we don’t believe you should be charged to find out.

 Ask many questions.  You should find out if your therapist has experience with your specific issue.  You should also make sure the therapist is licensed.  If they are not, make sure that someone licensed is supervising them and that they also have experience working with your specific issue.

Fundamentally, it comes down to two issues, connection and experience.  If you feel the connection and you believe that the therapist has the knowledge and experience to help you, then you have made the right choice.

Donald Goodman Reaches

Santa Clarita CA