Ken Goodman L.C.S.W.

Anxiety and OCD Therapy, Coaching, and Self-Help



Conquer Panic

Stop Worrying

Calm Your Anxious Stomach

2 Steps to Beat Agoraphobia

Three By Three Relaxation

Trapped by Fear


What is Hypnotherapy?

Not only is hypnosis relaxing, it can be a very effective for reducing anxious behaviors and anxiety overall. Hypnotherapy can increase bravery, build confidence, and maximize motivation....LEARN MORE

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combines strategies of acceptance and mindfulness with behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ...LEARN MORE

Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder: The Difference?

You push the button for the fourth floor, the elevator door closes but the elevator doesn’t move. You push the button again… nothing happens. You push the button to open the elevator but the doors remain closed...LEARN MORE

Fear Vomiting (Emetophobia)

If you have a fear of vomiting, just reading the title of this article might make you a bit queasy. The mere mention of the V word, (not to mention the P word or B word) can send emetophobics into a state of anxiety ...LEARN MORE

How To Calm An Anxious Stomach

Ever wonder why you get “butterflies” in your stomach before doing something stressful? Or why you feel like your stomach is “tied in knots” after an argument? Researchers have identified a powerful connection ...LEARN MORE

Santa’s Secrets for a Stress-Free Holiday

If anyone knows how stressful the holiday season can be, it’s Santa Claus. I've often wondered how he's able to keep his cool when things are heating up at the North Pole ...LEARN MORE

Agitated by the Sound of Chewing? Misophonia

Everyone’s skin crawls when they hear nails on a chalkboard (remember chalkboards?). But if your body reacts with extreme discomfort at the sound of everyday noises, like chewing, slurping coughing ...LEARN MORE

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after one experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as a physical, emotional or...LEARN MORE

What is Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia?

Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected and recurring panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that occurs for no apparent reason...LEARN MORE

What is Obsessive Compulsive Behavior?

Imagine being unable to leave the house without checking the locks at least 8 times. Imagine having a rigid routine for getting dressed and having to start all over if you didn’t follow the routine exactly...LEARN MORE

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is best characterized by frequent or constant worry, anxiety, and tension even when there is minimal or no cause. People who experience GAD find themselves unable to control their worry...LEARN MORE

The Fear and Benefits of Medication for Anxiety

Many people are reluctant to try medication and would rather overcome anxiety on their own, and I’m in favor of this. Unfortunately, sometimes this is not possible, and medication is essential....LEARN MORE

Flatten the Fear with Facts

What is an appropriate level of COVID-19 worry and what steps can you take to reduce your anxiety? Today I had a Zoom call with a patient who leaves deliveries on her porch for a week and then disinfects the packages....LEARN MORE

What are Phobias?

Phobias are not unusual. There are over 200 of them—most with names that are difficult to pronounce. A common phobia is Arachnophobia; a fear of spiders...LEARN MORE

What is Social Anxiety?

People often feel nervous when they go on a first date or feel butterflies prior to giving a speech. They feel nervous because of a fear of messing up and embarrassing themselves. This is normal...LEARN MORE

Fear of Driving

Why am I terrified of doing something I used to enjoy? It’s easy to understand how a major car accident would cause someone to fear driving, but most driving fears have nothing to do with accidents...LEARN MORE

The Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety

You’re getting ready for a peaceful night sleep and you see something moving on the floor next you’re your bed. A spider! You call your braver half to kill it. Your hero jumps into action...LEARN MORE

Guide to Mindfulness

You know how it is: Get up at the crack of dawn, make breakfasts & lunches, get the kids dressed and ready, shower, shuttle everyone to school, and you’re doing all of this while thinking about your chores...LEARN MORE

Why Anger Can Be a Good Thing

Anger gets a bad rap. It always gets blamed for those explosive outbursts you hear about in the news, road rage, post office shootings, and domestic disturbances...LEARN MORE

16 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Stress

According to the American Psychological Association, stress in America is on the rise. In 2010, 73% of parents surveyed reported family “responsibilities” to be the number one reason for stress in their lives...LEARN MORE

The False Beliefs That Lead to Procrastination

We all procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature to put off tasks we perceive to be difficult, unpleasant, or just plain boring. The problem is, when you put things off, you may think you’re giving yourself a break...LEARN MORE

11 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for hours? You’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with falling and staying asleep. Including me...LEARN MORE


Overcoming Unwanted and Intrusive Thoughts

Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Needing to Know For Sure

Ken appears on Tell Me What You’re Proud Of

Embracing Death podcast with Julia Sheehan

embracing death podcast

Ken is a guest on the Embracing Death podcast with Julia Sheehan. They discuss health anxiety and the fear of death.

Listen to Ken Goodman on Embracing Death

Ken Goodman appears as a guest on the Anna Christie podcast

Hypnosis Myths and Facts

Break Free From Anxiety

Ken and a client appear on Living Life with Emetophobia

Ken and an emetophobia client talk with Anna Christie


Q&A: How to Overcome the Fear of Vomit

Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety Part 2

Overcoming Fear Of Vomiting

Overcoming Fear Of Vomiting Part 2

Ken Goodman hosts Thriving with Anxiety and Depression with Dr. Ashley Smith

Self-Compassion: The Art of Tending to your Struggles with Loving-Kindness Instead of Self-Criticism

How To Overcome COVID Re-entry Anxiety

Overcoming The Fear Of Driving