Alyssa Goodman, LMSW/LGSW
I believe that becoming a parent can be both an exciting new journey and an incredibly challenging experience at the same time. I am passionate about working with individuals while they are planning to expand their family, going through pregnancy/planning for a baby’s arrival, and through the first few years of parenthood. I am also passionate about supporting families who have experienced fertility challenges and miscarriages. I work alongside my clients to co-create a therapeutic space for them to feel seen and supported in all aspects of their lives.
I draw from my experience coaching parents and leading new parent groups, as well as my social work background, to offer a combination of supports. By spending time deeply listening to each parent’s individual story, I learn more about how I can support them holistically. Balancing relationships with new dynamics and clarifying who a parent wants to be in the next phase of their journey takes time. I strive to make the most of my time with each client by being intentional about how I adapt my style to their current needs while keeping a focus on the larger goals we’ve created together. I value a collaborative, strengths-based approach and often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy into my practice.
My career started as an educator and operations specialist before providing support to new parents in social support groups and doing research on interventions and supports for new parents. I received my BA in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Wheaton College (MA) and my MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.