Corey Goldsmith

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About Me

I am a Licensed clinical and professional counselor, and my career began running day programs for youth in Chicago that had troubles with school, aggression, or gang relations. I worked in a psychiatric hospital for half a decade, negotiating better care with insurance companies, facilitating inpatient and outpatient groups, as well as, individual therapy. We engaged in trauma informed care and even got to a level in which we did not use any mechanical restraints during my time there. After that, I worked with a community based therapy team modeled after “outpatient psychiatric hospitalization care.” The team took on the most severe cases from a tri-county area, and engaged people as if they were hospitalized but allowed them to live in their homes, working mostly with clients who experienced severe psychotic disorders, NGRI, or severe depressive disorders. The work focused on assisting with all aspects of their lives, including organizing bills, jobs, disability and health care; grieving losses, checking in multiple times a week, helping with medication management, finding meaning and belonging, developing daily hobbies and small income streams, processing trauma, maintaining sobriety, and increasing social contact. Our main focus was to support people in order to avoid psychiatric hospitalizations, and we had great success at this. Through all of this I have lived with an autoimmune condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis, which involves inflammation and fusion of the spinal column, and can be found fairly high up the Mcgill pain index. This has provided increased empathy and understanding of the complex and unique obstacles people dealing with chronic inflammation face.

My school focused on multicultural counseling, with classes specifically focused on how to better understand other cultures, as well as, multicultural aspects added to all classes. I have tried to expand my understanding of all cultures and religions, which is an endless journey. At the very least, I am comfortable to explore any and all religious/spiritual beliefs and their connections to personal growth and life. I originally specialized in trauma related care and have since developed extensive experience working with persistent major depressive disorder, chronic passive suicidality, psychotic disorders, and anxiety based disorders.

I conceptualize personality as an everchanging reaction to the environment, and stressors, which blooms out from our core being, which is already perfectly adapted to existing, we just have to listen to ourselves and question automatic negative thoughts that got stuck in our subconscious. My recent work is focused on exploring true values, based on what brings us joy, and our subconscious needs in a journey of liberty. I can help you build a solid base of contentment that you can build the rest of your life around, and all you have to do is live by your true values and expression; it's shockingly hard.

I can help you build a tool kit of coping, grounding, mindfulness, nervous system regulation, and breathing skills. I focus a lot on listening to the body and helping the autonomic nervous system; mostly what I can do is give you tools and strategies to try on your own. I believe in radical self care and supporting freedom of mind, with complete acceptance of self and unconditional positive regard. I believe it helps to be mindful of biological processes, and daily practices, to live an intentional life as our most content self. Everyone has a purpose, with support and a focused vision, you can bloom out as your greatest self. Care for your true needs, you deserve it.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180010728 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Corey Goldsmith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.U. on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've only been to a few sessions with Corey, he listens and offers support where I need it. He's understanding and makes sure to follow up on our sessions. I struggle to book sessions consistently, but he makes sure to remind me.

Written by G.R. on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Corey is a wonderful counselor. Please help me through many crises. He understands me and he's a very good listener. It's probably one of the best therapists I've ever had.

Written by P.A. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Prof. Goldsmith, is an excellent therapist. He was the first therapist I met in person, he was accurate for my recovery needs. I never had the thought of changing him, I felt very lucky to have him as as my support. God Bless Prof. Goldsmith for the kindness and warmth that are his assets. He addressed my sensitive addictions problems most skillfully and deligently. I was a very shy and introvert that added to my suffering, I am not so anymore after my interactions Prof. Goldsmith.

Written by H.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Corey was an amazing therapist for me. He always listened and made me feel validated, as well as he helped me learn to validate myself.

Written by R.I. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I could not reccomend Prof. Goldsmith enough. He is very zen, very real, and absolute knows what he’s talking about. Not only does he give out mindfulness techniques, but he explains the neuropsychology behind it with regards to the vagus nerve and other anatomical structures. Good person to talk to. Again, couldn’t recommend enough

Written by S.H. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He's great, very understanding, knowledgeable and empathetic. I feel like he can relate to me

Written by Z.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Corey is amazing, his sessions feel more like talking to a friend than a medical professional. He hasn’t had a single judgmental tone in our sessions and he displays the highest level of care and empathy i’ve ever received. Apart from being an intelligent guy, he’s also got a ton of life experience, he shows this through his high level of care and understanding. Corey is extremely empathetic, he reads every conversation perfectly and meets you at your level, he’s always exactly what you need. He’s a really cool guy, I highly recommend.

Written by L.O. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is very compassionate, gives you lots of good advice to improve your problems, encourages you to be more positive.

Written by J.A. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and self esteem

Incredible listener and person to speak to especially understanding

Written by J.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Corey has been amazing. He gets back to me so fast and is just great. I aspire to be as chill and have a mentality like his. He’s both a strong support but also someone who shows that no one is perfect and he’s been through anxiety but has overcome that which has given me more hope. He also gives me a ton of useful exercises and is laid back about when I do them. He also on video call makes me feel validated and I feel he genuinely wants to help me get better. I don’t know if he would be great for everyone because I don’t know how other people are and would act but for me I think he’s great and a really good fit for me.