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About Dr. Goldie

There is currently a lot of talk about "boundaries" and what they mean, leaving many people unsure. This confusion is often accompanied by a range of symptoms such as low self-esteem, struggling with moderation, striving for unrealistic perfection, becoming lost in relationships and more. If you are experiencing these issues, it's possible that you may be struggling with codependency which can lead to anxiety, feelings of separation from others, difficulties with intimacy, and repeating parenting behaviors that you disliked growing up. To address these concerns and help you understand your experiences, I use the codependency model developed by Pia Mellody, author of Facing Codependence. Sometimes, these behaviors are learned from difficult, immature, or narcissistic parents, and we can work on this as well. I also rely on several tools, including Dr. Karyl McBride's model from her book, Will I Ever Be Good Enough. Regardless of the approach we take, I will help you reconnect with your body to access your inner wisdom. 

Issues I can help you address:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

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As an independent practitioner, I rely heavily on Therapy Den, an online community of mental health professionals. Therapy Den is where I manage client appointments and professional compensation. Clients can find additional information about me there and arrange appointments, including your free initial consultation.  Visit Dr. Goldie VanHeel's TherapyDen page >

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