I believe everyone encounters struggles and challenges in their lives and that everyone has personal strengths and the abilities to overcome life’s obstacles. I see my role as a therapist to be one that provides support, education, collaboration, listening, and assists with intervention toward attaining personal growth. I possess a holistic perspective to therapy that focuses on building healthy relationships and boundaries, both with self and others, as well as finding the skills and resources necessary to enhance one’s life and become one’s best self. My approach to most counseling issues will integrate a variety of techniques including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Systems Theory. My goal as a therapist is to provide you and/or your child a safe environment and quality service focused on moving toward agreed upon goals
My passion is working with children and families dealing with emotional and mood regulation, substance abuse, divorce, blended family issues, discipline, behavior, and/or grief issues. Together, we can work on bringing happiness, trust, and joy back into your family.
When not in the office, I enjoy being active within the community by serving as the Chair for the Wellness Alliance for Total Children's Health of Denton County (WATCH), serving as an advisory board member and community supporter of Winning The Fight! (WTF), and an active member of the Wellness Association of Flower Mound (WAFM). In addition, I offer educational presentations and assistance to local schools, churches, and organizations. Last but not least, I love spending time with my friends and family.
My name is Tiana Gooden and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Approved Supervisor) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S).
I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Indiana University in 1991 and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1998.
I have enjoyed working with children, teens, young adults, and families over the last 20+ years.