She/Her/HersMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Ann Goldman is a kind, thoughtful, empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist with advanced training in the areas of loss, grief, and bereavement. She specializes in empowering adults at any stage of life — young adult through senior living — to find meaning and peace while living through painful experiences.
Many clients initiate therapy to address turbulence in a relationship, a challenging life transition, or change in their quality of life. Ann is particularly passionate about serving people experiencing loss whether it is caused by death, divorce, illness, or other tragedy. From the very beginning, a safe environment is established for the client, forming a strong therapeutic relationship, ensuring the clients’ needs and wishes are heard and understood. Ann utilizes clinically proven psychodynamic principle in session, with advanced methodology to identify the often complex factors leading to particular emotions or behavioral patterns. Through therapy, clients learn about the sources of their troubles, find new ways to avoid distress and strengthen their mechanisms to cope during challenging life experiences.
For over 25 years, Ann has worked at local community clinics and schools in service of helping individuals and families. She also supervises the training of Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Associates and other professionals working with patients, as she is accredited as an AAMFT approved supervisor. Ann received her Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology and continually pursues advanced training through courses and study groups to stay current with clinical advances in the field.
Ann presently offers remote therapy sessions. In the future, in-person sessions will be possible at her clinic in Old Towne Orange.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
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Years of Experience: 25 years
Private Practice, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Supervisor, 2002 - Present
Outreach Concern, Supervisor, 2015 - 2017
Mariposa Women and Family Services, Supervisor, 2008 - 2012
Families Forward / Irvine School Dist, Support Specialist (Counselor), 2000 - 2002
Mariposa Women and Family Services, Counselor , 1994 - 1999
AAMFT, Approved Supervisor Certificate, 2015
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 2 year studies , 2005
Pepperdine University, M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1996