Bernard Golden, PhD
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: $140-160 per session
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I provide psychotherapy that is compassionate. As a lifelong learner I draw from a variety of approaches to best meet your unique needs. My approach involves working together to identify and build upon your strengths as well as identify new ways to overcome challenges you face in living a more rewarding life. I will share with you feedback as well as help you to identify ways in which you may get in the way of leading a more fulfilling life.
Collaboratively, we can work together to help you distinguish between feelings and thoughts that promote growth and those that may keep moving forward. Additionally, I view increased body awareness as a major component in this pursuit.
Psychotherapy can at times be uncomfortable. This makes perfect sense. It entails becoming more open to change that while desired may also push us beyond our initial comfort zone. We will work together to help you cultivate resilience that is essential for any such challenge.
Although I have worked only with adults for the last fifteen years, I have been in practice for over thirty-five years working with adults, adolescents and children. During this time I have worked in private practice, schools, a mental health center, and psychiatric centers.
I was also on faculty part-time for twelve years in a Chicago program for students enrolled in graduate work in psychology.
Email or Call Bernard Golden, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26187
More Info About My Practice
Fee: Typically $140-160, some sliding scale
Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield PPO, Cigna PPO, UBH PPO, out--of-network for others
Hours: M-Thurs, 1-7 PM. Fri, 11-2
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
While I have extensive experience in those areas already listed, I have extensive experience in addressing issues regarding anger management, mood disorders, anxiety, motivation, and cultivating self-compassion
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I view psychotherapy as a form of education focused on understanding and recognizing the interplay of your thoughts, emotions, and bodily reactions, especially as they occur in your relationships with others, the world around you and with yourself. More specifically, it offers awareness and skills to impact that interplay to help you live a more fulfilling life. Without self-reflection we may be hostage to habits of feelings and thoughts that undermine and inhibit our overall well-being. Overall, I believe that engaging in psychotherapy is an act of self-compassion that is a true act of courage.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
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