Janet Goodman completed her thirty-year career in 2013 as an MFT specializing in addiction and recovery, and remains active as a consultant and referral resource. She developed and led Relapse Prevention groups for several organizations, including working with the homeless at Homeward Bound for ten years through Family Service Agency of Marin, as well as serving inpatient and outpatient programs in Marin and San Francisco.
Janet believes that a group setting provides a very effective opportunity to establish trust and safety that can lead to self-reflection and positive change, and utilized mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBD) and psychosocial awareness in her integrated practice.
Her almost thirty years' participation as a member of a spiritual community based on indigenous wisdom, ritual and ceremony has permeated her personal and professional life.
She believes the willingness to open one’s heart and share one’s story in a circle or group enables our connected consciousness to be activated and can provide a path to understanding, acceptance and healing.
Janet previously taught school in southern California and appreciated the curricula that encouraged students to be curious and explore in the classroom and outside in nature.
She feels blessed to live in a beautiful natural setting, and walks and hikes often. She likes to create collages, study the origin of words, read almost anything, swim in the ocean and cook.
She has a married daughter and son-in-law, three step-children and one step-grandchild, and lives with the poet Terry Lucas.