About me




David J. Goodman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist 


Since 1992, I have worked in many different settings in which I have helped people with a vast array of mental health and life adjustment problems as well as served the needs of nearly every age group from a variety of socio-cultural-economic backgrounds.

  • Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
  • Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Sub-Acute Medical Rehabilitation Facilities 
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Hospital Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Floor
  • Florida and Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Hospital Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Floors

Education and Specialized Skills

I earned a PhD from Loyola University of Chicago in 1994 and a masters degree from Indiana University in 1989. I was a certified school psychologist in Illinois from 1992 – 1994. Between 1996 and 2004 I was an executive director of a youth development program in Milwaukee. And between 2006 – 2019, I practiced as a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin in a variety of settings. I moved to Florida in 2019 and work as a telehealth psychologist for Lyra Health with WI resident only, Betterhelp with WI residents and residents of states who participate in the Covid multi-state agreement, and privately in all states as a Life Coach.       

A Little Bit About Myself

I grew up in a suburb just outside Chicago. In 1996, my wife and I moved 90 miles north to Milwaukee, where we raised our two children. Recently, we all came to Florida in 2019.

My Mission & Approach

My approach emphasizes the impact that thinking has on one's feelings and behaviors. I help those I work with modify everyday thoughts in order to positively influence emotions and, ultimately, behavior. I also use psychological methods designed to reduce emotional reactivity, anxiety, and mood swings.

Areas Of Specialty

Individual Psychotherapy

I will help you understand your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and decision making and I'll work with you to develop effective strategies for managing stress, emotions, and relationships.

Relationship Counseling

My guidance assists you and your partner understand and express your needs. The focus is problem resolution strategies so that you and your partner become healthier and able to withstand stress and crisis.

Psychological Testing

I use assessments that measure your emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning, including, but not limited to self-esteem, depression, anxiety, adjustment to change and transition, motivation and wellness.

Navigating Changes

One of the biggest challenges people face involves ending something and starting from scratch -- like a job or an intimate relationship. Letting go can be difficult, and starting all over again can be very stressful.

Life Balance

Together we will seek balance between your personal and professional activities, so that you can enjoy both and be 100% present in each area.

Wellness Coaching

As your coach I will motivate you to adopt healthy habits on a daily basis and attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you're thriving!