Pamela Goffman, LCSW, CP, PAT
Pamela Goffman, LCSW, CP, PAT

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

  • Primary License:

    Social Work

 
My Approach to Helping
Helping each client access their inner wisdom, creativity and autonomous healing center is my mission. We accomplish this by assessing your unique life circumstances to identify the blocks that are keeping you from from this, and we design a treatment plan from there. When these blocks include an organic issue that requires medication, I work with that as part of the treatment plan by consulting with your doctor when necessary. Using a variety of treatment modalities from psychodynamic therapy to cognitive/behavioral, to experiential therapy gives each client many doors to open to get to that autonomous healing center. In working with couples and families, focus is often on increasing awareness of feelings and communication. Experiential methods help move that process more swiftly and effectively. A seasoned psyhodramatist, I have an ongoing weekly psychodrama group; entrance is by invitation only.

 

 

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

It is hard to choose just one issue, because I would choose anxiety/depression, attachment/relationships and trauma and addiction. For the purpose of answering this question I will address anxiety. My clients have great success when they are in treatment with me, as I use a combination of mindfulness, CBT and experiential therapies. The CBT is helpful in assisting the client to challange their beliefs that cause anxiety (usually focusing concern on the past or future) and helping them look more rationally at their reality. Mindfulness provides actual skills practice of being in the here and now. The experiential work helps the client access their spontaneity and creativity which is lost in anxiety. This brings back an element of fun, play and the ability to look at a "plan B, C, D," etc. It is so rewarding to get reports of clients who are no longer crippled by their anxiety.

 

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The first major theoretical influence that guides my practice is that of J. L. Moreno who developed Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He looked at the restoration of increased spontaneity and creativity as the cornerstone of mental health. One of my favorite pholosophies he gave us is that we have all roles available to us, just inadequate role training. Therefore my job as a psychotherapist is to help people gain more access to more roles, thus enabling them to become more of who they are. Role theory is complex, but each individual, ultimately, creates their own way of taking each new role. In terms of working with groups, Moreno gave us many rich and complex theories, like Sociometry; which is making the invisible connections in a group visible. This helps the healing process of a group by helping them to focus on the many similarities they share which, in turn,helps them tolorate their differences. Other theortical influnces that guide my practice are Object Relations, which looks at the psychodynamics of a person's life (i.e.early family attachment history) and Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapies. These later two help clients gain alternative ways of looking at their beliefs and resultant feelings. This ulimately enables them to not take things so personally but to be more responsible and compassionate and direct with their needs. Buddhist philospphy is an underlying principle throughout my practice.

Services I Provide
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
Languages I Speak
  • English
Groups I Work With
Trauma survivors, adoptees, bereved.
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodrama
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Timeline Therapy ®
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Contact Me

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Pamela Goffman, LCSW, CP, PAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06558

http://www.PamelaGoffman.com

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Locations and Maps
Office 1: 205 NE 5th Terrace
Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
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