Carole  Goguen

Carole Goguen

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Updated August 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Hello, I'm Dr. Carole Goguen, a licensed psychologist in California. I'm the the founder of Night Owl Psychotherapy, providing you with psychotherapy sessions in the late afternoons and late evenings. I know how precious you time is and I want to help you when it's convenient and safe for you. I'm able to provide you with care no matter where you are in California. I’m also no stranger to online therapy. I’ve been providing video therapy since 2018. The system I use is very simple and secure. All you have to do is click a link from your email to take you to our session using your computer or smartphone.

You are unique and so are your needs and desires. That's why I often use a combination of therapeutic tools that have been well established as effective in enabling people to achieve their goals. Collaboratively we examine your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that have been difficult and find more helpful ways to interact with the world and with yourself. I also help you to explore the undiscovered meaningful facets in your life to foster the development of a stronger, healthier view of yourself with a sense of optimism and hope.

I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Before opening my private practice, I was a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and served as the Associate Director of Research and Education at the National Center for PTSD. I trained with some of the best mentors to treat adults suffering from a variety of challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma reactions, relationship problems, and grief. I work with people in their early adulthood, adults, and seniors.

Message to clients

Look, the world is REALLY scary right now! This may be this is the first time you’ve had to deal with this much fear and anxiety and you don’t know what to do. You have disturbing thoughts. You feel compelled to do or think things over and over again to feel safe. If you were already struggling with stress and family or work problems, everything that's going on in the world is making it so much worse.

On top of all this, you had a rough childhood. You always seem to self-sabotage, you worry about meeting new people, or feel you’re not good enough. You feel lost and alone. You want to be someone your family can be proud of. You need some relief.

I get it. I've felt lost, insecure, and overwhelmed. Through my own therapy, I came to understand my stress, emotions, and behaviors while developing healthy coping and problem-solving skills, I even learned to be kind to myself.

My clients are ethnically & culturally diverse and many are in the LGBTQ+ community. They come from many different walks of life include military veterans, homemakers, folks in the tech world, the entertainment industry, and healthcare. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with folks struggling with overwhelming stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. Contact me for a free 15 min consult call-there's nothing to lose and possibly everything to win.


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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Night Owl Psychotherapy, Psychologist, 2017 - Present
Department of Veterans Affairs, Psychologist, 2001 - 2021
National Center for PTSD, Associate Director for Research and Education, 1998 - 2000

Pepperdine University, Doctor of Psychology, 1998
Pepperdine University, Master of Arts in Psychology, 1993


California: PSY 17685