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