Gregory Gooden

LMFT110967, CATC-IV 122965

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified addiction treatment counselor.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

I enjoy working with clients who are faced with life changes, mal-adaptive coping mechanisms, struggles with personal identity, and relationship and sexuality issues.

My Background and Approach

I resonate with Humanist-Existential approach to therapy; You are the expert on your problems. As a therapist I am there to witness, guide, point out clues that may have missed, and cheer-lead the progress as therapeutic gains are made. I've spent 10 years as an addiction treatment professional. I am experienced working with a wide variety of personal identities, relationship structures and family rule-sets.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My graduate school was one that placed heavy emphasis on social justice, and this was a transformative experience for me. I am actively engaged in issues of social justice, LGBTQ equality issues, and overall human compassion and decency. I'm agnostic, but respect my client's own spiritual beliefs. I went through two coming out processes in my life; first as gay, and then as bisexual, having discovered how internalized homophobia held me back from being authentic. I have experienced a wide variety of relationship structures, and have also worked a good deal with clients in this regard. I've been sober since 2006 and I have discovered, both personally and professionally, just how powerful growth can be when one has a fertile and safe environment in which to do that.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 120/session

Info

818-415-2100 Email Gregory
1000 E. Walnut Street
Suite 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
160 N El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101-1805

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