Chantel Good, LMFTA

Chantel Good

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Life! Complex and beautiful. As relational beings who encounter varying degrees of sorrow and surprising joy, it makes sense that we can experience anxiety, depression, trauma and loss that leave us feeling stuck and in need of refuge and replenishment. I believe that the counseling process is here for you to find peace, access sustainable safety within yourself, and discover new meaning to charter life with fresh perspective and practical tools. I honor the openness it takes to seek support and recognize the deep trust necessary to bring another along your healing journey. It is of utmost importance to me that you feel seen, heard, and able to bring up anything you need to meet your unique goals. 

I enjoy working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples and families. Our work together will include identifying what you need by creating an alliance where curiosity, honesty, and creativity lead the way. 

My therapeutic approach is influenced by training in emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and somatic experiencing. I received my Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from George Fox University. I am a Licensed Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Associate. I am currently engaged in ongoing learning in specialized topics and pursuing additional training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. 

I enjoy walkabouts in the stunning PNW, writing, reading, an occasional roller skating groove at the rink, shared meals with dear friends and family, and of course, hiking and bakery sampling.

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Body Image/Satisfaction
  • Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women
  • Children (5+)
  • Teens

Q&A with Chantel

1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?

I believe it is often attending to both throughout the therapeutic process. The client is the expert of their own lives. I believe it is my job to join with them exactly where they are at and seek to understand what they specifically need. This may entail finding practical tools for lessening the impact of an immediate pattern, while exploring relational dynamics and patterns influencing behavior, thoughts, and sense of identity.

2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?

I love what Emotionally Focused Therapy describes as a therapist being a process consultant. I believe this entails witnessing the emotions, ideas, thoughts and themes of clients with empathic, non-judgmental, and active listening. When working with couples and families, increased direction and structure can be supportive to identifying relational patterns and providing safety to make changes. The ultimate goal is to collaborate with each client and create an inviting space where vulnerability and empowerment are honored.

3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?

I am genuine and genuinely interested in the wellbeing of clients. I’ve also been told my humor and warmth creates an ease in clients to feel comfortable and seen. I seek to understand and remain consistent and curious with clients.

4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?

Just one! This is tricky. I think I may go with the ability to preserve a moment in its fullness. You know what I mean, when you are so present and everything just feels, sounds, and tastes, so, so good? To be able to store savory moments of peace for others would be priceless.

5.) What makes you laugh?

Those very special people who just have a way of being exactly who they are and not realizing how funny (usually sarcastic) they are! And the occasional dad joke. Here’s one for ya, “If the early bird catches the worm, I’ll sleep in until there are pancakes.”

6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

I would need a giant feasting table to answer this one. I would love to have my great, great grandparents together with other family members— potluck style of course! We’re talking about multiple cuisines here— Central Mexico, Northern Italy, Japan and Scotland. What a gift to sit in the cacophony of shared stories, complexities and all.