Ken Goodman L.C.S.W.

Anxiety and OCD Therapy, Coaching, and Self-Help

My Practice

Who can Benefit?

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. I treat children, adolescents and adults who suffer with panic attacks, phobias, excessive worry, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, social anxiety, fearful thoughts, separation anxiety and symptoms related to past trauma. Along with anxiety I also work with patients who suffer with other related issues including depression, loss and relationship problems.

Office Locations

I have offices in Porter Ranch and Encino both of which are accessible by elevator and stairs. Both offices have parking lots and are on major bus lines.

Encino

Porter Ranch

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Online Virtual Office

Coaching services are provided online through Secure Video. This service is easy to use and convenient for those who live too far from either of my two offices.

Psychotherapy and Coaching

There is a difference between psychotherapy and coaching. Psychotherapy covers all mental health problems including anxiety disorders, all forms of OCD, depression, self-destructive behaviors, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, thoughts of harming others, and a history of trauma including physical and sexual abuse. Patients can also receive hypnosis and EMDR, treatment modalities not utilized in coaching. Coaching is appropriate for treatment of fears, phobias, anxiety, agoraphobia, panic, worry, and most forms of OCD. I provide instruction, guidance, and teach the skills and strategies needed to reclaim your life. Coaching can be provided via Zoom video conferencing but psychotherapy needs to take place in my office. Coaching services are provided for clients outside the state of California and are not covered by insurance. I will conduct an assessment over the phone for all residents outside of Los Angeles and California to determine if coaching via video conferencing is appropriate or if psychotherapy with a provider in your area is better suited.

Rates and Insurance

The cost for psychotherapy and coaching is $200 per session which is 45 to 50 minutes. I can submit claims to your insurance company for psychotherapy services (in the office or via video conferencing) and depending upon your insurance/benefit, you will receive money back. In most cases I can determine the amount of the reimbursement before treatment begins. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss payment options. All assistance I provide to clients living outside the state of California is coaching, a service not covered by insurance.

Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety is a fear of having or contracting a major medical illness like cancer, ALS, stroke, etc. (watch my webinar to learn more). I conduct health anxiety classes with people who suffer with this disorder from all over the U.S. and some parts of the world.

Classes are one hour in length and are comprised of four to seven people who suffer with health anxiety. The cost is $480 for eight classes ($60 a class) paid in advance. Within a structured format I will teach you proven strategies for overcoming your fears and worries and provide opportunities to discuss your specific struggles. You will also see videos of former anxiety sufferers share how they beat their anxiety. Because everyone in the class suffers with health anxiety and participants have similar needs, what I teach to one person usually applies to all. The class is a wonderful opportunity to bond with others and feel less alone. Once the eight-week class is complete, participants can transition into an eight-week Recovery Group. Recovery Groups are unstructured and you will have the opportunity to address your specific issues and further your recovery. The groups might be comprised of the same people as your class but there is a possibility that participants from different classes join together. The cost of the Recovery Group is the same: $480 for eight weeks. Classes and groups are not covered by insurance.

Driving Anxiety

Driving anxiety comes in all forms ranging from fear of driving on highways to anxiety when making left-hand turns to complete avoidance of all driving outside one’s comfort zone (see my webinar to learn more). I conduct live classes online for people all over the U.S. and some parts of the world.

Classes are one hour in length and are comprised of four to seven people who suffer with driving anxiety. The cost is $480 for eight classes ($60 a class) paid in advance. Within a structured format I will teach you proven strategies for overcoming your fears and worries and provide opportunities to discuss your specific struggles. You will also see videos of former anxiety sufferers share how they beat their anxiety. Because everyone in the class suffers with driving anxiety and participants have similar needs, what I teach to one person usually applies to all. The class is a wonderful opportunity to bond with others and feel less alone. Once the eight-week class is complete, participants can transition into an eight session Recovery Group which meets every other week. The recovery Group is unstructured and you will have the opportunity to address your specific issues and further your recovery as you practice between the sessions. The cost of the Recovery Group is $480 for eight weeks. Classes and groups are not covered by insurance.

Emetophobia

The fear of vomit is one of the least known and most debilitating phobias. As an anxiety coach I will teach you a specific strategy for conquering this fear and take you step-by-step through the process of recovery. You can use my book, The Emetophobia Manual, to strengthen what you learn in our sessions and you can participate in my free monthly online emetophobia support group which is reserved for my patients only. I work with people from all over the country and this is a nice opportunity to meet others who struggle in similar ways. Watch these webinars to learn more about emetophobia.