A New Day Counseling Center

Deborah R Goodwin, MA, LMHC, NCC

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." ~JOSEPH BARTH
Couples/marriage refers to two people involved in a committed relationship where both are looking for long term growth and companionship. Relationships (specifically long-term committed ones) are the perfect medium in which to grow. I subscribe to the theory that conflict in relationships is necessary in order to move out of boredom and stagnation. Only when one comes to the realization that the relationship seems to be at a stalemate can one begin to create something new and different with one’s partner. I work with the principle of differentiation – the ability to maintain yourself while maintaining relationships with others. I take a non-pathological view of common difficulties in love relationships, like stalemated conflict, emotional estrangement, sexual disinterest and sexual dysfunctions, and embrace a healthy view of human resilience, and life-long personal growth, and sexual development.

I believe a core drive that is essential to human growth and development is the establishment of authentic mutual connection in relationships. Disconnection and/or chronic discord in relationships can cause major difficulties in our lives. When one is able to develop a better understanding of themselves, they are better able to experience psychological well being through healthier relationships that foster growth and mutual benefit.

My role as counselor is to work with you in a collaborative, mutually respectful way to guide you through the process of self discovery and self awareness. I believe in the transformative power of authentic self-awareness. Accurate self-perception enables us to create lives faithful to our true inner selves and in harmony with those around us.
Robert Frost wrote, “Our very life depends on everything recurring 'til we answer from within.” Like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day, we are destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over until we finally "answer from within" and come to know our True Self - free of the gross distortions caused by outdated and self-limiting core beliefs and strategies. Are you ready for the journey?

There is no better time to call

than right now to begin your journey...
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