Mindful Eating

There are many stressors for young adults heading off to college: How will I find my classes? Will I like my roommate? How do I prevent the Freshman 15?

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Gary Goodnough


  • Ph.D Counselor Education and Supervision: University of Virginia, 1995
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education: University of Virginia, 1986
  • BSEd. Elementary Education: University of Delaware, 1981

Gary is a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a national certified counselor (NCC). He is an active member in the American Counseling Association, The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.


-After a career as a public school teacher and counselor, Gary came to Plymouth State as a professor and counselor in 1995. In addition to his work as a therapist at the Counseling and Human Relations Center he is the chairperson of PSU’s Counselor Education and School Psychology Department.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization:

-Gary’s counseling work focuses on helping students come to terms with their childhood and teenage experiences. He has special interests in issues affecting the personal growth of university men and women.


Gary’s professional interests are in the areas of counseling ethics, empathy development, and career development

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