Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients (updated April 3, 2017)

Book an initial phone call

Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)

1 Verify insurances & fees.

2 Book a phone call!

If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Lisa here.

    About Lisa

  • Specializes in relationships, work issues, family issues, anxiety, and depression
  • Focuses on helping clients make the connection between their emotions and their behaviors to begin the process of healing
  • Primarily practices psychodynamic therapy, placing an emphasis on developing a trusting, collaborative relationship with clients
  • Helps many working adults manage work relationships with bosses and colleagues

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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, same sex couples, 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. 

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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 & EXPERIENCE

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

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

specialties

SPECIALTIES

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

clientele

CLIENTELE

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

Languages

LANGUAGES

English

 

TRANSPORTATION

From Brown University
5min walk

From RISD
9min walk, 6min bike

From Johnson & Wales
9min drive, 14min bike, 20min bus, 30min walk