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Director of Community Programs & Outcome Measurement
Psychologist
Education
Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology — DePaul University
M.A. in Clinical Community Psychology — DePaul University
B.A. in Psychology — Stanford University
I Treat
Young Adult
Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
LGB/TQ+
Issues I Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Depression / Mood Disorders
Racism Issues
Emotion Regulation Issues
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Couples Conflict
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Perfectionism
Premarital Counseling
Women's Issues
College (Transition to)
Work / Life Balance
Stress Management
School Stress
Grief & Loss
Trauma
Family of Origin Issues
Cognitive Flexibility / Executive Functioning
Affairs & Infidelity
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anger Management
Sexual Abuse
Therapists in Therapy
Spirituality / Religion
Panic
Suicidality
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Life Stage Transitions
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Empty Nest Issues
Midlife (Transitions in)
Physical Abuse
Remarriage
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Couple Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Premarital Counseling
Relational Cultural Therapy
About

Dr. Gooden is passionate about helping people through individual and couples therapy and applied research and program evaluation. In therapy, Dr. Gooden guides people to understand their emotions and experiences, identify their values and address unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Gooden strives to provide culturally sensitive therapy to all of her clients and incorporates identity and background experiences that are important to her clients in therapy. Dr. Gooden is an active therapist who collaborates with her clients to help them to heal, grow and thrive.

Recent Publications

Gooden, A. S., McMahon S. D., & Li, Y. (2019). Gang-related attitudes and affiliations among African American youth:  An ecological model. Violence and Victims 4, 717. 

Lebow, J. L. & Gooden, A. S. (2017). Couple Therapy. The Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Wenzel, A. E. (Ed.) Sage Publications. 

Gooden, A. S. (2016). Black Women in Couples and Families. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. C. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple & Family Therapy. New York: Springer International Publishing. 

Gooden, A. S. & Chambers, A. (2016). Black Men in Couples and Families. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. C. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple & Family Therapy. New York: Springer International Publishing. 

Gooden, A. S. & McMahon, S. D. (2016). Thriving among African American Adolescents: Religiosity, religious support, and communalism. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(1-2), 118-128.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay
Languages
English