Larry Goodman, LMFT

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
Couples Counseling

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #38345

42-525 Rancho Mirage Ln, Rancho Mirage

760.766.1622

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Welcome to my practice.  

I offer Counseling and Psychotherapy for men and women and specialize in Couples Counseling to improve relationships.

If you are frustrated and hurt because you realize you keep repeating upsetting and unsatisfying relationships, or you feel "ignored", "put down" or are "not good enough" or if you find you have to "walk on eggshells" or fear confrontation at work or with your partner, then maybe it is time to  discover how psychotherapy can help you improve your life.

I create a safe, caring and supportive environment where it is possible to learn about yourself and discover how to live the life you want.

I see patients from Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta and Indio and beyond the Coachella Valley. 

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and offer insight into why we think and act the way we do so that if that is not working for us, we can change.

In addition, I also offer child and teen counseling and family therapy in Rancho Mirage.  For more information on counseling for teens and children and their families, go to www.child-teen-counseling.com

 

If I can help, please call me at

 

                     760-766-1622

                   

My specialities include:

 

 
•  Anxiety
 
•  Depression
 
•  Divorce
 
*  PTSD
 
•  Defiant children and teens
 
•  AD/HD
Communication is important, the willingness to communicate is essential

When communication fails, relationships don’t have a chance.

The most important success skill in any relationship is the ability to communicate. However, what most people don’t realize is that communication is a two-way process. That means, we need to be able to listen as well as we need to be able to talk. If our partner doesn’t hear us (or worse, we don’t hear our partner), relationships have no chance of getting better.

What does it take to have better communication?

It takes a willingness to be present and to care about what your partner is telling you. As you know, this is not always as easy as it should be. We can all get distracted by external events or internal feelings. Many times, our feelings get in the way of our ability to listen and really “hear” what our partner is trying to tell us, particularly if it is not what we want to hear.

This is the time to be honest, really honest. I mean, honest about what is going on inside us. If we are struggling, hurt, angry or feeling so sad that we cannot be present, WE NEED TO TELL THIS TO OUR PARTNER. If they don’t know what is going on, they will react, escalate their frustration and the relationship suffers.

 

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