Vicki Goodman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., who is most known for mindfulness based psychotherapy. She specializes in relationship issues, existential issues, depression, anxiety, spirituality and life transitions, including loss, divorce, relationship changes and relocation. She has a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy, mindfulness and contemplative practices. In sessions, she and her clients attend to the body/heart/mind. She sees individuals, couples, families and provides group psychotherapy. She has trained in somatic therapy, psychodrama, Family Systems, Imagery, Gestalt and group psychotherapy.
Vicki works with clients to bring a wise and compassionate attention to: building intimacy in relationships, stress management and mood changes. Vicki has developed a space where clients do not feel the need to change who they are—instead they can learn how to accept both themselves and the challenges they are facing. Over the last twenty-five years, she has practiced Insight Meditation and studied Buddhism. Vicki is a member of Insight Meditation Community of Washington's (IMCW) Teacher’s Council. She completed the Community Dharma Leaders Program in 2008 and the Dedicated Practitioners Program in 2013, both out of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She currently teaches classes in Washington, DC and regularly sits meditation retreats.
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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Private Practice, 1985 - Present
Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Teacher, 2005 - Present
Washington School of Psychiatry National Group Psychotherapy Training Institute, 2014 - 2016
Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP4) Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 2010 - 2013
Community Dharma Leaders Program (CDL3) Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 2005 - 2008
The Hedaya Clinic for Whole Psychiatry, 2002
Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Center of Washington DC, 1995 - 1997
Imagery Training Institute, 1993 - 1995
Family Therapy Practice Center Faculty Appointment, 1990 - 1992
Clinical Training, 1987 - 1988
Psychiatric Institute of Montgomery County, 1984 - 1985
National Institutes of Mental Health St Elizabeth's Hospital, Psychodrama Training, 1983 - 1984
University of Maryland, MSW, 1980