Ken Goodman L.C.S.W.

Anxiety and OCD Therapy, Coaching, and Self-Help

Articles and Videos

Illness Anxiety: What is It and How to Beat It?

As she stares at the ceiling, trying to fall asleep, Dina ruminates on one statement from her doctor ...LEARN MORE

What’s the Difference Between an Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety?

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...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. ...LEARN MORE

My Gut Reaction: Stress and the Brain-Gut Connection

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? ...LEARN MORE

Santa’s Secrets for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

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 Sounds? - Like Nails on a Chalkboard

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 and tapping, you might be suffering from Misophonia ...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...LEARN MORE

What is Obsessive Compulsive Behavior?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (OCD) is characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are persistent thoughts that produce a lot of anxiety. Compulsions...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 and often report being anxious most of their lives. The worry ...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. The most comfortable drivers...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...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 Cause You to Procrastinate

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

Conquer Panic

Stop Worrying

Calm Your Anxious Stomach

Two Easy Steps to Beat Agoraphobia

Radio Interview

Trapped by Fear