Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients; find available Providence therapists here



Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)

Specialties & expertise

  • Relationship challenges

  • Work issues

  • Family issues

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Existential challenges and life transitions

  • Anger management

  • Parenting

  • Chronic illness

  • Sexual abuse

  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Lisa is a therapist specializing in relationships, work issues, family issues, anxiety, and depression. Trained in psychodynamic therapy, her therapeutic work centers around developing a trusting relationship with clients and she is dedicated to ensuring clients find a great therapist match. Lisa also encourages clients to challenge and restructure unhelpful thoughts. 

Lisa sees many working adults, young adults, and individuals working across the gender line. She received her MSW from Simmons School of Social Work and has been in practice for over 30 years. 


Anger – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions
Depression – Tearfulness, lethargy, feeling down, serious depression
Existential challenges and life transitions – Questioning purpose; finding one’s path and voice; adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions
Family issues – Making sense of family issues e.g. separation/divorce, financial/economic instability/changes, sibling relationships
Parenting –  Navigating parent-child interactions; creating structure and limits, and establishing expectations of behavior
Relationships – Responding to an emotional reaction to a particular event with colleagues, bosses, and/or family members; feeling unsatisfied in your romantic partnership; breakups, friendships, dating
Sexual abuse –  Dealing with the emotions of a recent or past sexual assault, violence, and/or rape
Substance abuse –  Managing tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol use
Work issues – Communication or relationship challenges at work with bosses and/or colleagues


  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Johnson & Wales University (United Healthcare)

  • Medicaid (through United Healthcare)

  • Providence College (Tufts)

  • RISD Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

  • Tufts

  • United Healthcare

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial intake session: $140

  • Individual sessions: $100/session (45min)

  • Couples sessions: $150/session

Sliding scale: Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are of low income. Fees are determined by financial support and out-of-network benefits available to you. 

Message to clients

"It can seem like a daunting task to take the first step to reach out for therapy, and I am always impressed when people do that. In addition to that very important first step, your relationship with your therapist is also incredibly important – to feel understood, and feel like this is someone you can work with. That is ultimately the core of a healthy, working relationship, and I am more than happy to work with you to ensure you feel that level of comfort with me, or with someone else."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2007 - Present
The Providence Center, 1993 - 2006

Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1986
Northeastern University, BS, 1984