Bernard Golden


Bernard Golden


Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: $140-160 per session


1 E Delaware Pl
Suite 310
Chicago, Illinois 60611

My Approach to Helping

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.

More Info About My Practice

I am the author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), Unlock Your Creative Genius (Prometheus Press, 2007) and Healthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Mange Their Anger (Oxford University Press, 2003).

Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield PPO, Cigna PPO, UBH PPO, out--of-network for others
Hours: M-Thurs, 1-7 PM.

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.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Not specific

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Forgiveness
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic

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