Vicki Goodman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., who is most known for mindfulness based psychotherapy. She specializes in relationship issues, existential issues, depression, anxiety, spirituality and life transitions, including loss, divorce, relationship changes and relocation. She has a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy, mindfulness and contemplative practices. In sessions, she and her clients attend to the body/heart/mind. She sees individuals, couples, families and provides group psychotherapy. She has trained in somatic therapy, psychodrama, Family Systems, Imagery, Gestalt and group psychotherapy.
Vicki works with clients to bring a wise and compassionate attention to: building intimacy in relationships, stress management and mood changes. Vicki has developed a space where clients do not feel the need to change who they are—instead they can learn how to accept both themselves and the challenges they are facing. Over the last twenty-five years, she has practiced Insight Meditation and studied Buddhism. Vicki is a member of Insight Meditation Community of Washington's (IMCW) Teacher’s Council. She completed the Community Dharma Leaders Program in 2008 and the Dedicated Practitioners Program in 2013, both out of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She currently teaches classes in Washington, DC and regularly sits meditation retreats.