Noah is one of the strongest voices advocating for ethical mental health treatment and challenging the application of the medical and pathology-based models within mental health. Noah has worked with individuals, couples, and families for 25-plus years in various social service, counseling, and consultation roles within different communities, including mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, emergency shelters, hospice organizations, home-based therapy programs, summer camps, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and in private practice.
The holder of a master's degree in counseling psychology from Humboldt State University, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, Noah strives to expand the visibility and reach of GoodTherapy.org in an effort to counter the tendency within the mental health field to view people as deficient and fundamentally flawed. The mission and vision of GoodTherapy.org and Noah's efforts have been featured extensively in the media, including numerous radio and television interviews and print articles.
When not at the office, Noah is usually fighting off his nine and seven year old boys, Kobe and Niko, who like to wrestle him any chance they get.
Noah's Articles on GoodTherapy.org:
- Finding Compassion and Hope after the Loss of Robin Williams
- Does Your Therapist See You as a Person or as a Patient?
- Challenging the Myths that Stigmatize Psychotherapy
- Myth: The Therapist Has It All Together
- Myth: The Therapist Is More Powerful than the Person in Therapy
- Myth: The Therapist Has the Most Important Information
- The Idealization of the Therapist
- The Dirtiest Word in the DSM
- The Devaluation of the Person in Therapy
- Myth Madness: ‘The Therapist Will Interrogate, Blame, and Shame Me’
- Myth Madness: ‘Therapy Is Endless and Will Cost a Fortune’
- Myth Madness: ‘The Therapist Has It All Worked Out’
- Myth Madness: ‘Therapy Relies on a Therapist’s Wisdom for Answers’
- Myth Madness: ‘Therapy Will Make Me Worse’
- Myth Madness: ‘Therapy Is Only for Treating Disorders, Not Growth’
- Myth Madness: ‘The Therapist Will Confirm My Worst Fear(s)’
- Myth Madness: ‘Going to Therapy Means I’m Weak, Flawed, or Crazy’
- Join GoodTherapy.org in Celebrating National Psychotherapy Day
- My Therapist Cries during Our Sessions; Is This Normal?
- Must Therapy Be Warranted by Mental Health Diagnoses?
- How Do I Get My Husband to Go to Therapy?
- Should We Feel Sympathy for Sociopaths?
- Hope: The Symbolism of a New Era of Political Change
- Is Violence Hard-Wired?
- Good Therapy, Bad Therapy, and Everything in Between
- History Taking in Therapy: What’s Your Approach?
- 50 Warning Signs of Questionable Therapy and Counseling
- Can Collaborative Therapy Heal Trauma Safely?
- How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist
- Is Psychoanalysis ‘Good’ Therapy?
- Working Nonpathologically: A Critique and a Response
- Solving without Solving? Now That’s Good Therapy
- Doctor, Do You Think I Need Medication?