Judy Goldman

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome.
My name is Judy Goldman and it is my pleasure to assist you on your travels through the bumps, twists and turns of life. We all walk this journey in our own individual ways. Sometimes life can be filled with joy, excitement and hope for what lies around the corner. But for those times when we get knocked off balance and it seems harder to find our way, just having the right person to speak to, helps us regain our footing and continue on our path.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having been licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I earned my degree in 2003 and have been working as a therapist with individual, couples and children and families for more than 15 years. I am open-minded, accepting, and always willing to listen. I draw from a wide variety of styles and techniques, but do not rely on any particular one. I believe we are all unique with our own way of processing the events and experiences of our lives. I am here to help you sort out and work through whatever isn't working well and holding you back from being the highest version of yourself. I believe together we can find more contentment and peace in your life.

My experience working out in the community and in private practice has included clients of all ages and backgrounds with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Recovery, Eating Disorders, Behavioral and Cognitive Difficulties, Relationship Issues, Parenting Difficulties (including foster care and adoption issues) and Abuse and Addictions.

I work with phone and live chat as well as messaging. Feel free to message me anytime as I try to check Better Help twice daily.

Congratulations on taking the most important step in taking care of yourself by reaching out to connect here. I welcome the opportunity to work together and help you discover a way in to the most rewarding relationship of your life...the one with your truest self.



Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW015581 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LCSW #NJDCATEMP-040586 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jul 28, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve worked with Judy for a long time now because she’s the first counselor I’ve ever had that gives me real life SOLUTIONS to what I’m experiencing. Life is tough but professional guidance from Judy has been key to changing my life.

Written by K.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Judy is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and has a fresh perspective. She shows true compassion and a welcome sense of humour. I’ve seen many different counsellors over many years but Judy presented ways of looking at things that were new and eye-opening.

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

She is the BEST! Feel so comfortable telling her anything

Written by M.A. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have only spoken with Judy a few times at this point, but I feel comfortable with her & confident that she will be a great help in my journey.
Judy understands where I am in my mental health needs & concerns. She has the ability to allow me to “see” my issues in a way that makes me feel better about what I need to get to a more stable view of where I am right now & how to get to a place in my head that I think will help me better balance myself.

Written by D.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judy is very polite and kind therapist. She managed to get to the root of things exceptionally quickly with me and I’ve found listening to her very thought-provoking and helpful.

I would highly recommend her.

Written by J.O. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judy is a great counselor. I like her.

Written by C.L. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Judy has been so helpful in equipping me with tools and skills to help deal with my emotions and I cannot thank her enough for the effort and time she has given me.

Written by R.O. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s the best!

Written by J.O. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr Judy Goldman extremely knowledgeable and intelligence but her best trait is her modest empathy. I never feel like I’m speaking to anyone other than a trusted equal.

Written by K.R. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Judy has always had a soft and understanding approach. She has provided me with the necessary tools to help work through my struggles. She is compassionate and very easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone who needs some guidance to navigate through a tough situation.

Written by J.E. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

My first session with Judy was lovely. She was not able to fit me in for the next week, although she did block out time for me for the third week moving forward.

My third week with better help, my second session with Judy, she showed up a couple minutes late and had technical problems. We were unable to have the video meeting as planned.

She may be a wonderful therapist. She has terrific Reviews. I didn’t really get to find out.

Written by V.I. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Great conversation, she really gave great insight and it was only our first session together!

Written by P.E. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Happy New Year 2021. I’m just at the beginning of counseling with Judy Goldman and feel lighter already. This is going to be a great year for me letting old emotional patterns go and creating a new roadmap to my future well being. I find the ability to use betterhelp.com is much easier than driving to a physical appointment. Journal of break throughs is right in the site, being available to Judy right away, instead of waiting another week. I’m loving this help from home, thank you betterhelp.com.

Written by D.O. on Nov 26, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Judy is the reason why I came back to Betterhelp!

Written by N.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

A major help, teacher and guiding post during my darkest moments. I came to Judy at a dark time in my life and it only got darker. She taught me the tools I needed to care for myself and how to process my emotions. You will be in good hands.

Written by J.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

I had a few sessions with Judy following an incredibly difficult period in my life (on top of the "new normal" stressors of COVID). Judy completely understood where I was coming from, pointed out things that I hadn't thought of and then equipped me with tools to help manage my stress and anxiety. Highly recommend!

Written by G.E. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am very grateful to Judy Goldman! She is not only very experienced and professional, but she is also exceptionally kind, considerate and respectful. She listens very well and understands what I am going through. Her very helpful input and recommendations have enabled me to better endure--in a healthy way--and properly respond to some difficult issues. As I transition from crisis to sustaining mode, I still plan to meet with her. Sincerely, GB

Written by J.E. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love her!

Written by L.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love Judy. She is a fantastic listener and really knows how to dig to the root of what is triggering my anxiety. She is non-judgemental and really lets you be yourself when you talk with her. She makes me laugh and makes me feel 100% comfortable.

Written by Z.H. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Judy is very nice, patient and understanding. Her advice is professional and effective. I'll recommend her to my friends.

Written by R.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great counselor! She listens very well and her experience is evident in every session. She gives a lot of support and excellent advice. I always have my notepad handy she has plenty of valuable information. I’m grateful to betterhelp and to Judy. Would highly recommend her to any friends and loved ones

Written by A.N. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks

judy is great

Written by D.E. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and career difficulties

Judy was kind, compassionate and sincere with a warm communication style, which made me feel comfortable from the start. She has great skills in breaking issues down into manageable action steps. She was really skilled at helping me see things from a number of different perspectives which is what I needed. I highly recommend her!

Written by D.E. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Simply outstanding.

Written by L.I. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

I have been talking with Judy for 4.5 months and it has made the most incredible difference in my life. She listens and comes with relevant advice and help. I don’t know where I would be without her.

Written by A.S. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judy is good.

Written by N.O. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy accepts and understand the discomfort that we face as human beings, regardless of where we’re from or how old we are. She is objective and realistic yet optimistic which doesn’t discourage you from facing your reality. I am proud that she is my counsellor.

Written by F.I. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Judy has been very good to me.
Always makes me feel like I matter and things can be worked out. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

I’ve referred her to 3 people already! Enough said!

Written by D.E. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Judy is a wonderful person to talk to, she offers insights and perspectives that I had never considered before and she has helped me tremendously.

Written by S.A. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Judy has been deeply helpful to me in these last weeks. I feel safe knowing I can reach out to her in these dark times and I am grateful for her presence in my life.

Written by E.L. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve been talking to Judy for a while now and am very happy with the outcome. She’s had some great tips what to work on and how to do it and it’s good to have someone who checks in with me.

Written by С.А. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassio

I'm very grateful to Judy for her time, high expertise and human being attitude. I don't have much trust to psychotherapy, if to be honest, but to Judy I have just simple trust and can recommend her to anyone. She is my first doctor and I don't want to change her for anybody else.

Written by C.H. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

What a compassionate, warm, and genuine lady! When I’m in a negativity ‘tail spin’ she catches me & gently guides me back into a steady glide. Never feel judged, put down, silly, or small. Best counselling sessions I have had, have come from interacting with this lovely being!

Written by S.H. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Judy has been helping me with my anxiety and family/relationship issues for the past few months, and she completely revolutionized the way I have seen counseling work for me in the past. She always has something meaningful to say, she always understands where I am coming from, she can always help me find some clarity and better coping mechanisms, and I am very lucky to have matched with her. Highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Feb 05, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My short experience with Judy has been amazing. She is a very caring and welcoming individual that has helped me understand and open up about the few things I wouldn’t talk to any one about. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by E.M. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Judy has really helped me to learn new ways of managing my anxiety. She's very friendly and listens to what's troubling you before offering advice and using lots of examples to help change your perspective on things. I really learnt a lot from my time working with her.

Written by K.O. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really enjoy my sessions with Judy and feel she genuinely cares and understands. Her personable responses make me feel comfortable and more able to open up, even though I tend to have difficulty with this in therapy settings. Thank you Judy!

Written by M.I. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Judy has opened my eyes to a new understanding of what is going on. She has responded to me within a timely manner and has done nothing but been respectful towards me. She has been a great help.

Written by E.M. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Judy has been an amazing help at a difficult time in my life, dealing with daily stresses whilst also addressing family issues and past traumas. She has a wonderful ability to relate to situations and offers you stories that helped me find clarity in things. She was always really quick to respond and I really appreciate her time and all she has done. Thank you Judy!

Written by A.L. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Judy has been wonderful, patient, understanding and she creates a clear interpretation of situations. She helps to calm the mind and walk you through the motions of healthier coping mechanisms. Lucky to have been matched with Judy!

Written by D.A. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Judy was very kind and professional! She really listened to everything I was saying and explained everything to me. She gave me wonderful ideas to help myself get through everything! Thank you!

Written by R.O. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties

Judy has been extremely patient and considerate with me. She's taken the time to really understand the issues at hand and has offered practical advice and approaches. She's been very attentive and genuinely committed to helping. Thank you, Judy!

Written by J.U. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 5 days on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Judy has been very helpful to me, pinpointed my problem multiple times and gave needed instructions. She made me feel supportive and strong again. Thank you so much!

Written by E.R. on Dec 25, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Advice is timely and appropriate.

Written by M.A. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

It's been extremely helpful talking to Judy Goldman. She is very understand know what to say and when. Great listener but also gives good advices and all through examples as simple as it can be so you would understand what she wants to say. I highly recommend talking to Judy.

Written by J.O. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

She is extremely patient and insightful.

Written by H.O. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

So far Judy has been amazing helping me on my journey and to understand and deal with things that were causing a burden. Always friendly and there to listen and help and always so kind!

Written by S.O. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’m going to be real. I have been to different counselors and yet I do appreciate the effort they put in for me. But I don’t think there was a time where I connected so strongly with a counselor as I did with Judy. It’s like she grabbed all the thoughts that were muffled up in my mind and laid it out for me verbally. And I felt that my mind was clear. I felt so good. I wish I could stay longer but I can’t due to financial issues. But from our time together I really want to thank her. She is such a lovely person and hopefully you guys are lucky to get her as your counselor. Now, I have a different perspective towards things that I have never thought of. Thank you Judy.

Written by E.V. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and grief

Within minutes assessed the issues and provided solid advice accordingly.

Written by N.A. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Judy is polite, understanding and helpful. It's early days but so far she has been really responsive and helpful.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Judy is an amazing counselor! Her replies are prompt, compassionate and right on point. She is an excellent listener and is able to help me reflect on my feelings in a way that helps me truly understand them. I’m very comfortable talking to Judy and always feel so much better afterward. She guides me to utilize strategies which have helped me so much in dealing with stressful situations occurring in my life. She has helped me to see things more clearly so that I can choose the best path forward. Her advice on dealing with my relationship issues has truly been invaluable to me and I’m so grateful for her support.

Written by L.E. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy is an absolutely incredible therapist! Beautiful insight and has a great perspective!

Written by J.O. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I've had back and forth messages with Judy along with phone calls and she has been absolutely incredible in helping me. She is a very caring, kind and compassionate soul and I could not have asked for a better counselor during my time here. She made me feel very at ease and helped me tremendously in seeing things from a different perspective and overall helping me understand my problems and what I need to do in order to get better.

Judy is truly an incredible counselor.

Written by K.A. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I am at the beginning of my journey here and I have already been given so many tools for making personal progress.

Judy and I have messaged back and forth several times and have had one phone call (so far). She always responds quickly and checks in on me. She is so easy to talk to and has a very warm and captivating way of giving a different perspective to different situations. Judy has forwarded questionnaires that have given me the opportunity to explore things within myself that I haven’t yet considered.

Written by T.A. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Judy’s been kind, compassionate and informative. She’s provided real tools to help me navigate a very difficult time in my life. My works not over by any means but her help has provided me with some new perspective and more importantly... the ability to be kinder to myself during the process.

Written by C.L. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy’s empathy, humour and wisdom were much appreciated when I was at a crossroads and wasn’t sure whether I was ready to step back into therapy sessions. She was always on hand to listen and was thoughtful in checking in with me. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to listen and offer both experience and understanding.

Written by C.H. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

In the very first session Judy helped me pinpoint a major past experience that has shaped my life that I hadn’t even thought of in 10+ years. I found my session to be extremely interesting and insightful and I’m confident I will see lots of progress with Judy.

Written by D.I. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

So far I have had only 2 sessions with Judy but i feel massive improvements within myself. She is experienced, smart, kind. Always responds in the timely manner. I love talking to her because every time I learn something new and that really helps me to cope with whatever I am going through.

Written by B.A. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Judy, you are one outstanding, amazing and kindhearted counselor. I am amazed and thankful for your advice, availability, objectivity and down to earth sessions, they have worked wonders by bringing me back to my real self, I was really losoig hope and feeling desperate, you are a blessing in my life!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me! You rock!

Written by M.A. on Aug 24, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

It’s been a great experience so far.