Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino
In my general psychotherapy practice of 30+ years, I help people experienceing difficult thoughts and feelings of a life transition, crisis, or trauma tap into their own strengths & coping skills to restore balance to their lives, function in more satisfying ways, and improve their relationships. I work collaboratively with adults and adolescents as they increase self awareness,find their power, learn to communicate more effectively, and improve their relationships. I have experience with and enjoy working with diverse populations. I focus on clients' resiliency as groundwork for helping her/him to greater self-sufficiency, and increase their self esteem.
I help: survivors of incest and abuse navigate their complex and intense feelings,and connect with their strength and resiliency so they can heal; people in crisis and other life transitions bring balance back to their lives; and anxious parents and their adult children relate better with one another other.
I am a certified gestalt therapist. I have earned advanced certification in critical incident stress management, as well as chemical dependency training.I work with individuals, couples (pre-marital, marital, and divorce counseling), and psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups; and do workplace stress and communications workshops as well as workplace crisis management (CISM).
Call or Email Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey for a free phone consultation now - (818) 869-2787


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: California State University, Northridge
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: MFC 7685 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles/certificate
  • Certificate Date: 1979
  • Certificate: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation/Advanced Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2002

Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey's Groups

Intern/Trainee Counter Transference Group

"THERAPY A STEP DEEPER, YOUR PSYCHE IN THE CLIENT'S HOUR - A PRE-LICENSEE'S RETREAT" Meet with others who are becoming therapists to expand the way you relate to yourself, others, and to your clients for greater therapeutic impact. A one day gestalt therapy experiential process group to focus on your reactions to work with your clients, and to manage the stresses of supervision and of being a new therapist. This "therapy retreat" is not a supervision group, but may count towards required "group therapy hours" for licensure in California.

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Clinicians' consultation group to manage the demands of crisis and trauma work and prevent secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. Work thru clinical "stuck places" and expand skills; process personal reactions to crisis and trauma work; focus on self care and prevent burnout.

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When our children become adults, this new stage creates transitions for the family that can be exciting, bewildering, and even unexpectedly disappointing. Together with a group of licensed mental health professionals, we help parents of adult children develop essential new parenting skills to have more satisfying relationships with their adult children and their families.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • parent/adult child relationships

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Crisis, trauma, life transitions
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Parent/adult child relationship
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016
Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino

Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT