Jamie Goldstein, PsyD

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Jamie Goldstein, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I’m Dr. Jamie Goldstein! I’m here to support you in discovering (or re-discovering) your voice and how you can carry it with you in living your best life. I am a passionate psychologist who believes strongly in the foundational pillars of connection, authenticity, and language within psychotherapy. Utilizing these powerful elements-of-change I have worked closely with a range of individuals who grapple with life’s difficulties including but not limited to: trauma & traumatic experiences, identity development related to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religious/spiritual, etc., transitions of adolescence, transitions of early- and mid-adulthood, anxiety, depression, and sexuality.

Style + Philosophy

As mentioned above, I believe there are three pillars to therapeutic success that drive a person’s movement towards healing. First is connection. Time and time again, research has shown that the client-therapist relationship is the most powerful element for success. How will you know if we are making a good connection? My aim is for you to leave our sessions feeling seen and heard in the entirety of your humanness (good vibes, bad vibes, and everything in between). This leads to the second pillar: authenticity. As a psychologist, I strive to show up authentically in order to best support you in stepping into your most authentic self. Authenticity allows for safety, which in turn allows for deeper exploration and a fuller understanding of your past and present experiences. Last, but not least, is language. Language is the vessel that brings all of our internal experiences to life. The words we use to speak to ourselves and others can either help or hinder us. Together in session we will work to increase awareness of the language given to you that may be having a negative impact. Then, with gentle guidance, uncover the language that encourages your authentic voice and translates smoothly into your daily life.

Experience

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and my Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Throughout my training I have worked within community mental health organizations, private/group practices, and high school settings. My experience includes individual therapy, group therapy, consultation, psychoeducation, supervision, and didactic training.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • California Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Alliance for Girls
  • California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
  • One Hand Up: Restorative Justice Training

A little more about me…

I was raised in Southern California, so I’ve always had a great love for sunshine and the ocean. Other things that make my heart happy include: Great Apes, dancing, being silly, going to the movies on Sundays, speaking my truth even when it’s hard, smiles from strangers, music and poetry that give me new language, family time and puppies… because how can your heart not be happy when you see a puppy?!

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