People come for psychotherapy when they are hurting or feeling stuck in unproductive thinking and behavior. This can manifest in depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues about career and work performance, illness, loss and grief and repetitive self deprecating behaviors. What is often needed is a safe environment for the cultivation of acceptance and compassion and the willingness to honestly explore in a trusting relationship. Developing space to have a new understanding of difficulties can open to greater awareness, sense of possibility and the capacity to live more fully.
Much suffering comes from self limiting views and a judging mind. So often we cling to an idea of how we want things to be. With mindfulness there can be transformation that comes with changing our relationship to what's going on - rather than trying to change what's going on.
Over the last twenty years I have practiced Insight Meditation and studied Buddhism. I have a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy, mindfulness and contemplative practices. Mindfulness based psychotherapy cultivates our capacity to see clearly what is arising and greet our experience with wisdom and compassion.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Vicki Goodman now - (301) 793-8582


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: LC301779 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Vicki Goodman's Groups

Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Group

A weekly and ongoing psychotherapy group for established clients. The group emphasis is on bringing awareness and compassion to life transitions and relationships. These qualities of attention are cultivated both within the group dynamic and to life experiences outside the group.

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Meditation and Buddhadharma Class

The class begins with a guided meditation. Initial emphasis is on the development of concentration to quiet the mind and body. With greater concentration comes more awareness and clarity of the body/heart/mind. Thus begins the gateway to mindfulness; the cultivation of moment to moment awareness without judgment and a full, open hearted presence. This can allow for authentic happiness and true connection. The class is offered on a donation basis in alignment with Buddhist tradition so there is no set fee. The class welcomes all and can be attended on a 'drop in' basis.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015