Maggie Goss

I work from a strengths-based perspective that emphasizes experiencing the whole person in therapy and working together to develop interventions that have meaning and utility for each person in the current moment. I am grateful to hear people’s stories and learn my clients’ unique ways of knowing themselves and the world. I believe that healing occurs in relationship with others. I also believe that it is essential for a therapist to be curious, respectful, and hopeful and to offer a skillful and individually-tailored approach.

Clinical Experience

I have 18 years of practice working with a culturally diverse population of individuals, groups and families. I started out providing psychotherapy to children and families, and since then, I have also worked with a great number of adults and older adults who were often medically and diagnostically complex, based in the office setting, the hospital setting, and in long-term care settings such as assisted living facilities and skilled nursing centers. Some of my work has focused on adults who have experienced modified independence and physical setbacks, as well as psychiatric illness and social vulnerabilities. I have worked with refugees and prisoners of conscience, adults recovering from the effects of sexual violence, life-threatening accidents, and childhood abuse and trauma, and people struggling with addictions. I also have years of work in the Emergency Department, managing the acute psychiatric crisis and planning for recovery. I have focused on childhood psychiatric crises as well as both voluntary and involuntary adult clients admitted to an inpatient behavioral health unit. At the same time, I continued to develop my psychotherapy practice with adults, young and old. I have been fortunate to work with a great variety of people who are seeking new ideas and skills to feel better, improve longstanding conditions and resolve new concerns, in the context of a supportive, caring relationship.

Helping People With

Depression

Anxiety disorders

Self-harm

Suicidal thoughts and suicidal experiences

Crisis counseling/intervention

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Psychosis

Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Panic Disorder

Insomnia and other sleeping problems

Grief and loss

Interpersonal Issues

Chronic pain

Geriatric mental health care

End of life/dying process

Personality disorders

Specific phobias

Abuse and trauma

Addiction Issues

Adjustment to major life transitions

Self-esteem, procrastination, and perfectionism

Cross-cultural therapy

LGBTQIA affirmative approach

Anti-racist approach

Trained In

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

EFT (Tapping)

Behavioral Activation

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Humanistic, Strengths-Based Therapy

Existential and narrative approaches

Situational exposure

PPACT (Pain Program for Active Coping and Training) for chronic pain

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (body scan, guided meditation, breath work, progressive muscle relaxation)

Brief solution-focused therapy