Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whose passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with daily life, helping to support them on their path towards healing and growth. She believes therapy involves all aspects of the self, including the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual. She specializes in integrating mindfulness when working with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. She utilizes an integrative approach by drawing from traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and somatic psychology. Most importantly, she believes the therapeutic relationship is paramount in the healing and change process.
Dr. Goldstein is a trauma specialist and has worked with traumatized teens and their families. She completed her training as an Addiction Medicine Specialist during her post-doctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente’s Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP) in San Francisco as well as a 3-year training program in Psychosynthesis, an integrative form of psychology that focuses on the synthesis, healing, and growth of the self. She has also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher.
She provided training and clinical supervision to pre-doctoral interns in Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center’s (CFDC) highly-respected APA training program. She has spoken and/or given trainings at USC, UCLA, Kansas University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, University of Washington, Family Service of Santa Monica and Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center. She published an article in a peer reviewed journal based on her research entitled The Exploration of Spirituality and Identity Status in Adolescence and is the co-author of the popular Audio CD Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention.