About Jessica Goodman
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
Ms. Goodman provides individual counseling to young adults (20s and 30s) experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and life transitions.
Using a client-centered approach, Ms. Goodman employs a variety of theoretical orientations, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness.
CBT is a heavily researched and popular form of psychotherapy that links our thoughts to our feelings and behaviors. If we’re able to challenge our distorted or irrational thoughts, and replace them with more rational ones, we may be able to change our resulting feelings and behaviors.
CBT has been found to be particularly helpful in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy. It focuses on four key areas: distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness. It tends to work well with those who have difficulty regulating their feelings or exhibit self-destructive behaviors like substance abuse. Additionally, it’s been shown to be effective for those with PTSD.
In addition to individual counseling, Ms. Goodman has facilitated a variety of therapy groups. She plans on starting an anxiety group for young adults in the fall/winter 2022.
Prior to joining DC Talk Therapy, Ms. Goodman worked at a group practice in Greensboro, N.C.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Ms. Goodman received her master’s degree in counseling at UNC Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree at Emory University in Atlanta. She is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina.
Ms. Goodman offers daytime and evening appointments. She provides online therapy via Doxy and Zoom.