Dr. Goldenberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years in private practice offering in-depth counseling services to individuals and couples. He is also the Executive Director of the Verdugo Hills Autism Project, a non-public agency providing intervention services to children with emotional and developmental disorders.
Dr. Goldenberg treats adults in individual therapy dealing with issues of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and fear of risking change. He utilizes psychodynamic therapy that integrates ‘Feeling Release Therapy,’ which helps access conditioned ways of thinking and feeling about oneself. Within this therapeutic process, an individual can come to understand where they are, how they got there, and how to develop realistic personal goals – a roadmap to get more of what they want in their life.
In couples therapy, Dr. Goldenberg helps couples manage issues related to reactive communication, sexuality, anger, financial conflicts and betrayal. He works to bring out into the open each partners’ concerns about the relationship and their way of talking and listening to one another. When disagreements flare up, individuals usually get into a predictable pattern of ‘reacting rather than responding,’ and this can over time create painful feelings of dissatisfaction and ‘wanting out.’ Often accompanying current emotional conflict are ‘projections,’ a transfer of past unresolved childhood issues that ‘fit’ with the present situation. It is therefore important to learn how to recognize your transference patterns—so you can take back your projections. As well, developing yourself into a skilled ‘sender and receiver’ of communication is key to working through old hurts and impasses to create the intimacy and companionship you both desire.