Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC

Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My practice provides a compassionate environment for honest self-exploration. 15 years of experience working with a broad range of issues.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

5039267034

4605 NE Fremont Street

Suite 210

Portland, 97213

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $135

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1999

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Bahaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Child
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource

My Approach to Helping

Helping my clients clarify their goals for therapy is an important part of the process. Collaborating together on the realization of those goals is the heart of the matter. I will listen to you with openness and compassion, and help you reflect on your life experiences and their emotional impact. We will explore how previous ways of struggling with your concerns may have fallen short, and with steady, consistent support, you will be encouraged to practice new ways that will help you move toward a richer experience of living. I look at my clients as "individuals-in-context," meaning that all of us are part of a greater environment. Pulling back the camera in this way allows us the perspective to become more conscious actors in life, rather than re-actors.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received my BA in Social Sciences from Stony Brook University in New York and my MA from the University of Montana. I have spent years studying the complex terrain of human experience from both within, and outside, the world of professional mental health services. I've developed the skills necessary to help people navigate life's real-world challenges. By starting with the assumption that our problems are our teachers, I have learned the importance of helping my clients orient their outlook toward growth and transformation. Having gone through the necessary formal training, and having directly experienced this process myself, I understand how to help others find their own paths of growth.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    We all carry old wounds from the past. We all suffer from inner conflict. When we unconsciously and repeatedly play out old painful dramas, it causes us problems. Exploring the sources of old wounds and the causes of inner conflict is the essence of psychodynamic therapy.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    'All the world is a stage.' You've certainly heard that before. But what if you were able to see your own life from the perspective of an audience member? You would certainly be impacted by what you were seeing, but you would be less likely to get swept into the drama. This is the essence of mindfulness-based therapy in a nutshell.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    The human capacity for language allows us to solve problem abstractly in our heads. This can be a blessing or a curse. Because of this capacity, we can actually think our way into misery. Becoming more aware of how we tend to do this and learning new internal 'scripts' can impact our ability to enjoy life.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anger Management External link

    Anger is not the enemy. It is how we respond to our own anger that can get us into trouble. Anger is a complex response to external and internal triggers. Physiologically, it activates a part of our brain called the amygdala. We can actually learn to use the higher reasoning centers of our brains to actively calm our agitated amygdalas. This is the essence of anger management.

  • Anxiety External link

    There are a variety of counseling techniques that are helpful in the treatment of anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness techniques are particularly effective as they allow for an increasing awareness of the external triggers and subsequent thought processes that lead to anxiety. Body-focused therapies are also proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    My work with depression focuses on creating a supportive environment in which to explore ways to move forward. By becoming more aware of the thought and behavior patterns that may be leading to the symptoms of depression, it is possible to learn how to let go of these patterns and to instead move toward a more vital experience of living.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    One of the most common presenting issues is relationship loss. I have extensive experience helping people navigate through this kind of loss. I also have experience working with loss of a child, the loss of parents, and the loss of a loved one to suicide.

  • PTSD External link

    I have additional workshop training in the impact of trauma and its effective treatment. I've worked with many clients who are recovering from various forms of trauma including childhood sexual abuse, ongoing emotional and physical abuse, the loss of a child, and sexual assault.

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