About

about Keep It Simple Recovery Services

A group of therapists with common goals

About Us

We are a group of peers who have worked together in the addiction profession and we are graduates of Pacific Oaks College where we obtained our Masters Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy around the same time.  We are in a unique position to have various areas of experience that allow us to help our clients find the right fit for their therapeutic needs.

We follow a “group practice” model, which means that each of us has our own private practice and manages our own clients and client records.  This is a way for us to pool business resources and work together in a spirited way.

Areas of Experience

Between the three of us we have years of experience in the following areas:

  • Substance and Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Issues of Trauma and Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Family Systems
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex issues
  • Chemsex Addiction
  • Ethical Non-monogamy and Polyamory
  • Invitational Interventions
  • Issues of Relationship Infidelity
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders

Who We Are

Gregory F. Gooden, LMFT, CATC-IV
Gregory F. Gooden, LMFT, CATC-IV
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110967)
Gregory is a therapist and addiction professional.  He is the Director of Programs and Compliance at an all women's addiction treatment center where he has worked since 2010.  He teaches addiction studies classes and he maintains a private practice of clients. Gregory is a humanist-existential therapist who works in areas
Richard Estrada, LMFT
Richard Estrada, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#111263)
About Richard (coming soon) Contact Richard
Michael Ring, LAADC-CA
Michael Ring, LAADC-CA
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # 91287 under licensed supervision working for The Gooden Center. Michael is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family therapist and certified addiction professional. He is the Director of Family Services at an all-male addiction treatment facility where he has worked since 2011. He is