Introducing November’s Featured Therapist: Adam Goodman, JD, MFT
Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. November’s Featured Therapist Adam Goodman is a therapist and a licensed attorney. In addition to depression and anxiety, his expertise includes helping professionals in high-pressure careers, career counseling and couples counseling. Check out our brief interview below to learn more about Adam!
Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and person.
I have an interesting perspective as a therapist because I had a previous career. Prior to training as a therapist, I interned in finance and television and I worked as a lawyer in a large law firm here in Philadelphia. These experiences tested me, but also taught me a lot about working in high-pressure industries. I have been able to use those experiences in my work as a therapist to help my clients who struggle in balancing their careers and their personal lives.
How would you describe what you do at CFR?
I am a staff therapist in the Center City office of CFR. Because I work in downtown Philadelphia, I help a lot of professionals with issues ranging from career change to relationship issues. I also specialize in helping couples with divorce: marriage counseling, co-parenting counseling, and divorce mediation.
What is something your clients would say about you?
My clients often tell me that they find me warm and empathetic, but that I am willing to challenge them at times when they most need it. I believe therapy is a means of achieving a goal you have for yourself or your relationships. It is my job to support you, but also to help you find ways to accomplish your goals and challenge you when necessary.
What is one piece of advice you would like to give people who may be struggling emotionally and would like to seek to counsel but may not be ready?
My advice to someone who may be ambivalent about therapy is to give it a try! If it is really not for you, that is okay. At one point, I was ambivalent about attending therapy too, and now, I am a therapist. The best things in life happen when you push yourself outside of your comfort zone.
Adam Goodman, JD, MFT
Former Staff Therapist
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