Ready for Positive Changes?
“I strive to help each patient find their own path towards health and wellness in a supportive and collaborative environment. My goal is to empower each person to make positive changes, whether they be physical, emotional, mental, social, or behavioral.”
-Dr. Goodale's Mission Statement
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task! Let me share a little bit about myself so that you can decide if I may be a good "fit" for you...
I grew up in the Portland area with a passion to explore the mental and emotional aspects of health at an early age. Raised in an athletic family of competitive swimmers, health and fitness became a natural part of daily existence. Wanting to combine my interests and values, I decided to work with the mind-body connection through a health psychology model.
Staying true to my roots, I attended undergraduate school at Oregon State University and obtained a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 2005.
With over 15 years of experience, I remain passionate about helping others improve stress/anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain management, weight management, smoking cessation, adjustment to medical conditions, and a host of other factors impacting a person’s quality of life.
I am also experienced in psychological evaluations including diagnostic, cognitive, and neuropsychological evaluations. Examples include evaluations to clarify a mental health diagnosis, ADHD evaluations, and assessing changes in cognitive functioning related to medical or psychological conditions.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, which allows for flexibility to adapt the treatment to fit each individual patient’s needs. I have a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy, which is often a preferred therapeutic approach in the treatment of various health conditions. Other treatment methods may include insight-oriented therapy, solution focused approaches, or acceptance and commitment therapy.
In my personal time, I strive to pursue my own well-being with attempts to balance work with leisure interests such as running, cycling, baking, socializing with family and friends, and cheering on my kids in their own sports endeavors.
Dr. Kim Goodale, Psy.D.