“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

The Peace Center was founded to help support anyone who is struggling to find or maintain inner peace, strength, and balance. 

In addition to workshops, we provide specialized therapeutic services for people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma or PTSD, addiction, illness, or other serious life challenges. 

Our emphases are on self-awareness, reflection, mindfulness, and other cognitive-behavioral techniques, as well as music and creative arts-based therapies. Our mission is to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being through workshops and personalized therapy.

Meet Our Workshop Host & Primary Therapist

Noelle Goodin, MD, MT-BC, NMT

I believe that finding life balance and an inner sense of peace, strength, and purpose can be difficult in today's world. After spending a significant amount of time and reflection on my own journey to find that balance, it has become my mission to help support others in developing their own relationship to peace, creativity, joy, and fulfillment. I believe that there are many tools available that can help you achieve this type of self discovery, grounding, and growth, and I focus workshops and therapy sessions on helping you learn what will work best for you on your path. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Educational & Clinical Background:

Neurologic Music Therapy Certification (Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, University of Toronto, ON)

Music Therapy Internship (Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital & Outpatient Clinic; Journey Pure Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Center) 

Music Therapy Board Certification (Belmont University, Nashville, TN; clinical hours at Parthenon Pavilion Psychiatric Hospital, The Next Door: Addiction Rehabilitation Center, Abes's Garden: Memory Care Center, Preston Taylor Ministries: an Arts & Literacy Youth Development Program, Salama: an Arts & Education Youth Development Program, The Rising Star Choir: a Choir for Children with Developmental Differences, and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital)

Iowa Summer Writing Workshops (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA)

Medical Internship & Residency (Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD)

Medical Doctorate & Masters of Business, Emphases in Strategy & Public Health Policy (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

Communications Department New Programming, Patient Education, and Quality of Care Internship (Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA)

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion & Evolutionary Biology (Swarthmore University, Swarthmore, PA)