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Gary A. Goodrich

Phd

Other Languages: Spanish

Populations Served: Adults

Philosophy

Once when I was in the ER, a young boy came in with a broken arm. He grew increasingly upset as the doctor tried to examine the arm: “No, don’t touch it!” Finally the boy changed tone, holding up his other arm while brightly suggesting, “Here, look at this arm.” I think psychotherapy is best when we go to the brokenness of our hearts, not getting distracted by blame, how others should change, or what’s unfair on our planet. Reverence and irreverence, support and confrontation, cold hard numbers and intuition: I blend them all. I also keep in mind the end goal: get well enough, close out psychotherapy, and get on with living

Education and Professional Background

Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Utah State University. Internship at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center (1991-1992), post-doc at UUNI (1992 to 1993). Employed at Davis Behavioral Health for the past 25 years.

Personal Interests

Backpacking, gardening, playing guitar, writing, goofing off, and playing with clinical data.

Specialties

Abuse
Addictions
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression
Grief/Loss
Guilt
Major Life and Family Changes
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Postpartum Depression
Psychotic Disorders
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Worth
Shame
Spouses and Families of Addicts
Stress Management
Trauma Recovery