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Counselor / Therapist

Lori Goldman, LAC

Lori Goldman, LAC photo
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Bio
Specialties: Including but not limited to Child and Adolescent Counseling, Young Adult Counseling, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Sleep or Insomnia, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD

After working as a high school teacher, I realized that my true passion was connecting with people on a more personal level to help them achieve their full potential. I became a School Counselor and a Licensed Associate Counselor in order to do so. I truly feel one of the greatest gifts in life we can give is time and energy to others, and it is a privilege to be able to do so through counseling.

As a counselor, I feel it is imperative to create an environment which enables clients to truly express what their thoughts and feelings are; a person must feel comfortable in their therapeutic setting. Counseling does not need to be a fear-provoking or anxiety-inducing experience, rather it should be a place a client looks forward going to in order to become the best version of themselves possible. I enjoy using various therapeutic modalities with clients, including Cognitive Behavior, Mindfulness, Emotion Focused, Solution Focused, and Psychoanalytic Therapies, among others.

I achieved my BA in English and Secondary Education from Montclair State University. Both my Masters Degree in School Counseling and Certification in Professional Counseling were obtained through Monmouth University. In my free time, I enjoy being at the beach (no matter the season!), running with my Golden Retriever Ro, cooking, and reading.
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