Mary Louise Gooch

Mary Louise Gooch

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Personal Statement

The emotional distress you feel is a culmination of experiences, perspectives, and relationships. In psychology, the study of these emotions in relation to your unique life is psychoanalysis. Through this analysis of your life, you may begin to unravel behaviors and thoughts that hold you back. You may begin to gain great insight into your emotional life and find the courage and confidence to be who you really are.

I am a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapist with over 20 years’ experience. I offer a safe, professional, and encouraging space to explore your emotional self. From a psychoanalytic perspective, I provide individual, couples’, and discernment therapy. My expertise includes ongoing depression and anxiety, grief and loss, shame and insecurity, difficulty verbalizing needs and emotions, childhood trauma, relationship conflicts, work and career support, parenting support, and GLBT for individuals and couples.

I invite you to contact me for a 20- to 30-minute complementary consultation. The emotional learning you can achieve through psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy can continue to unfold and inspire you beyond the therapeutic process.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Entitlement
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infant Mental Health
  • LGBT Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


License Name License State Year
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 0918 Minnesota 1998


Name Duration
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 1995-Present
American Psychotherapy Association (APA) 1999-Present