(310) 391-3853

Evelyn Goodman, PsyD, LMFT

Doctor of Psychology, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I believe that life transitions sometimes requires coping skills that we have not yet learned. Working as a team, we will collaborate to develop a workable treatment plan. I am confident that you will soon be on your way to a life free of the burden of your anxiety.

With over 30 years of experience specializing in helping people overcome severe anxiety disorders, panic, phobias, and social anxiety, I am confident I can support you. My evidence-based approach to anxiety disorder treatment has been validated by many studies over the last few decades and I utilize an integrative approach, meaning I draw from several models of treatment in a manner that best fits each person’s unique experiences. These therapeutic models include Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Insight oriented, Interpersonal, Trauma treatment and Nutritional strategies. In addition, I am educated and experienced in the use of nutritional supplements for anxiety and depression conditions. In 2001 I received a certificate in Health Psychology and in 2018 I became certified in Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.

I have found that most people who come to me for counseling and treatment of anxiety have either recently been through some difficult life changes or are currently experiencing one. Problems with panic, social anxiety, and fears and phobias are often the result of a combination of stressful changes, an anxious brain and inadequate coping skills. Sometimes anxiety, phobias, and depression are grounded in foundational trauma, either early in one’s life or more recently. Tackling unresolved trauma can be central to therapeutic breakthroughs, as trauma tends to amplify the expression of anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A form of talk therapy that trains clients to recognize
patterns of unproductive thinking and learn healthier responses to challenging situations.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Is a therapeutic technique
specific to the treatment of trauma and PTSD in which clients recall their traumatic experiences while their therapist directs their sensory attention elsewhere.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): a meditation-based therapeutic program
designed to treat anxiety, depression, stress and pain by training one’s mind to build awareness of one’s body, thoughts, behaviors by focusing intensely on the present.

Psychodynamic Therapy: A clinical approach that aims to promote self-awareness and insights by assessing how previous experiences have influenced current and ongoing behaviors.

Humanistic Therapy: Is a therapeutic orientation in which clients are encouraged to strive
towards their authentic self and lead the life most true and fulfilling to their unique identity.

Treatment Approach

Specific Challenges
Workplace Issues
Stress-related Issues
Sexuality/Sex Identity Issues
Marital Issues
Avoidance (people or places)
Gender & Identity Issues
Grief & Loss
Hair Pulling
Disorders Treated
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Panic Disorder
Social Phobia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Bulimia Nervosa
Mood Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)

Evelyn is an out-of-network provider.

Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes): $175


Insurance may reimburse up to $120 for Individual psychotherapy**

Couples/Family Therapy (75 minutes): $225

Extended Family Therapy (90 minutes): $275
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement*: $155

Rates & Insurance

Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
Friday: 1 PM - 6 PM


Community & Identity Statement

Evelyn works with the following age cohorts:

Young Adults (18-35)
Adults (35-65)
Older Adults (65+)