Rachel Goodman

Rachel is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is passionate about supporting couples in improving their connection, building a strong foundation, and moving through other challenges relationships can entail.  Rachel believes All relationships, whether with yourself or others, have the ability to grow and change. Her approach is supportive, non judgmental, and collaborative. She is committed to creating a safe space in the therapy room. Rachel has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and also a Bachelor’s from ASU. 


Background and Training

Rachel utilizes methods from Gottman couples therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), both evidenced based approaches.  She is also certified in Prepare-Enrich Premarital Therapy which is a premarital program for couples (Newly Married, Dating, Engaged) who are looking to grow and build a strong foundation for their relationship. Rachel believes that all relationships can grow and improve. She is committed to creating a safe, open space where her clients can feel heard.  She works in a compassionate, and nonjudgmental space with her clients. Whether clients are seeking couples therapy, or individual therapy, Rachel’s goal is to help her clients feel they have a safe space to never feel judged. 

In her free time you will find Rachel fostering dogs, hiking, or going on weekend getaways with her german shepherd and her significant other.


Pre-Marital Therapy

Rachel has special certification in Prepare and Enrich Premarital Therapy. This is for couples who are newly dating, engaged, or married. It can assist couples looking to build a strong foundation for their relationship, explore strength and growth areas, and gain tools to help work through common challenges. This therapy can also be used for couples to gain skills to be successful and long lasting in the future of their relationship, get to know one another on a deeper level, and to gain skills to strengthen their current relationship. The premarital therapy package can be bought for couples as an engagement gift, or a newlywed gift as well!

Research shows that preparing couples for marriage is proven to reduce the divorce rate by 30%. The Prepare and Enrich program has been used to strengthen over 3 million couples relationships.

 The premarital package is $985 total. It includes:
>Couples workbooks
>Online assessment questions
>6-8 sessions, 50 minutes in length 

This therapy can also help couples as they transition into dating life, engaged life, or newlywed & married life. In these sessions, some common premarital topics you can expect to address are, financials, communication, conflict resolution, sex and affection, family dynamics, along with other topics. Check out prepare-enrich.com.


Couples Therapy

Rachel is level 2 certified in Gottman Couples Therapy, which is a research based approach to couples therapy, known for its effectiveness in repairing relationships. Rachel is passionate about helping couples rebuild their relationship. Whether you are unsure the relationship can last longer, need help navigating the challenges and stress that has built up, have the same argument over and over, or feel an emotional disconnect between one another, couples therapy can help. When the relationship is under stress, it can make day to day tasks feel more stressful and can negatively affect other areas in life. She also utilizes methods from Emotion Focused Therapy, another evidence based approach showing effective results in repairing and rebuilding relationships. One of Rachel’s passions is helping couples deepen their connection, while repairing their ‘friendship’ in the relationship.


Gender Affirming Therapy

Rachel is passionate about gender affirming therapy and supporting individuals of all ages going through a gender transition. A family member near and dear to Rachel has been through a transition, so she has had personal, first hand experience supporting someone through their transition process. Rachel wants to be able to help others or their family members navigate the challenges that can come up, and support them through it. The challenges that come up during the process are important to address and it is her goal to give her clients the best support and experience possible.


Additional Areas of Specialty:

  • Marital Therapy
  • Pre-Marital
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Feeling disconnected from a partner
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • Transgender
  • LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy
  • Divorce Transition
  • Gottman Therapy
  • Dating/Building Relationships

Insurance, Fees, and Scheduling

Rachel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna insurance, or cash pay. 

Rachel’s fees without insurance are $100 per 50 minute session. Rachel also offers the pre-marital therapy package for $985. 

Rachel currently offers in person sessions with evenings available. To schedule an appointment with Rachel, or get more information, call 602-341-8678, email rachelglamft@gmail.com, or book online at azcenterformft.com

Contact

602.341.8678
3048 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 117,
Mesa, AZ 85204