Daniel Goldin, L.M.F.T, Psy.D.

DANIEL GOLDIN, L.M.F.T., Psy.D.
M.F.T. License# 47500

 

OFFICE
1515 Hope Street, Suite 202
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 817-2462

www.danielgoldinpractice.com

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in South Pasadena, specializing in psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, families and couples.,with a particular interest in helping people who struggle with a compulsion to use substances. I have also written in a variety of media, including screenplays for Universal and HBO, articles for the Los Angeles Times and Premiere Magazine, an ongoing blog for The Huffington Post and a paper for The International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology. I also chair the Special Interest Group in Addictions for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association.

When children come into the therapy room, they come to play. Play is their natural mode of expression. When adults come into the therapy room, they come to tell their stories. Telling is how we adults work out our kinks. So important is this process of telling, it sometimes feels like something we must do. “I’ve got to tell you something…” is a common expression. A mother’s first words to a child who comes running to her crying is, “What happened?” In my work with clients, I am guided by my training, by the work of psychoanalysts and therapists who have contributed to this field, but I am mostly guided by the client’s unique story. A great deal of the power of therapy to relieve distress lies in the ability of the therapist to experience the difficult states of others –states that may feel at times unsharable –and help others put words to them in a new context.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Adolescents

Addiction

Depression

Anxiety

 

EDUCATION

Columbia University, B.A.

Antioch University, M.A.

PUBLICATIONS

Los Angeles Times

Premiere Magazine

The Huffington Post

The International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology

 

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