Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and weekend appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Loss and grief
Guglielma Gareri-Goldenberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Midtown Manhattan. Her practice focuses on helping clients navigate anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
Guglielma offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy, helping clients bring repressed emotions to the surface and understand how these thoughts affect their behavior and relationships. She also offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to gently heal from the emotional distress of difficult life events.
Guglielma is passionate about empowering her clients with the confidence and skills to live happier, more satisfying lives. She welcomes individuals and couples to her practice, conveniently located 2 blocks from Grand Central Terminal.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Initial session: $200 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $150/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
“Starting therapy is one of the hardest things one can do. When a person decides to begin therapy they are often at a point where they know something in their life needs to change, but are not sure where to begin. Departing from what is familiar can be scary. I understand how difficult making changes can be, and recognize how stressful it is to begin work with a new therapist.
I encourage my patients to be engaged in every step of their treatment and create a warm and nonjudgmental environment where my patients feel safe to express themselves and start the process that can lead to a happier and more satisfying life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an advanced postgraduate certificate in psychotherapy and training in psychoanalysis. I am also trained in the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).”
Treatment approachesPsychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private practice, Therapist, 2009 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Therapist, 2010 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Advanced post-graduate training in psychoanalysis, 2012 - 2015
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Advanced post-graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, 2010 - 2012
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 2009