Eileen Goldman


Eileen Goldman


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Counsellor, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFC - 49102
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2251 Grant Road, Suite H
Los Altos, CA 94024
Los Altos, California 94024

My Approach to Helping

I work collaboratively with my clients. Through compassion, empathy, trust, and humor, I help them to discover their own inner compass instead of living a life driven by gaining acceptance from others. I help heal emotional pain by looking at their "story" - circumstances of the past and present which keep them locked in behaviors which were needed for survival at the time, but are no longer productive. Together we come up with a set of goals, identify their strengths, and then sharpen the tools and skills needed to not only achieve those goals, but to continue to allow them to lead joyful and genuine lives.

I am not only a well trained professional - but a fellow traveler who has had my own share of negotiating life's challenges. I have a deep understanding for the shame, pain, and confusion that life sometimes hands to us, and an experience of how to push beyond that to lead a happy, healthy, balanced life.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am qualified as a psychotherapist both by my professional training and by having successfully navigated my own challenges in a way that makes me passionate about helping others. I really enjoy working with those who are dealing with grief of some kind; whether it be in the form of a person, dream, hope, job, or illness. I am entirely comfortable with the pain of loss, and with the anger and guilt that often accompany it. I don't believe that it is a time-limited issue or that society does a good job of providing a safe place for grief in general.

I also love working with women's issues; depression, anxiety, career changes, menopause, divorce, empty nest, parenting kids/adults with special needs and others, taking care of elderly parents, childlessness, relationship issues, re-inventing oneself, and a myriad of other issues. Having been both a stepmother and biological mother of children with special needs, I have a good understanding for those challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Transition, Elder Care, Chronic Pain or Health issues, Multiple Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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