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Ann Goldman(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Relationship issues- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Chronic illness- Existential crisis & challenges-Medical professionals' mental health-
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Professional statement

Ann Goldman is a kind, thoughtful, empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist with advanced training in the areas of loss, grief, and bereavement. She specializes in empowering adults at any stage of life — young adult through senior living — to find meaning and peace while living through painful experiences.

Many clients initiate therapy to address turbulence in a relationship, a challenging life transition, or change in their quality of life. Ann is particularly passionate about serving people experiencing loss whether it is caused by death, divorce, illness, or other tragedy. From the very beginning, a safe environment is established for the client, forming a strong therapeutic relationship, ensuring the clients’ needs and wishes are heard and understood. Ann utilizes clinically proven psychodynamic principle in session, with advanced methodology to identify the often complex factors leading to particular emotions or behavioral patterns. Through therapy, clients learn about the sources of their troubles, find new ways to avoid distress and strengthen their mechanisms to cope during challenging life experiences.

For over 30 years, Ann has worked at local community clinics and schools in service of helping individuals and families. She also supervises the training of Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Associates and other professionals working with patients, as she is accredited as an AAMFT approved supervisor.  Ann received her Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology and continually pursues advanced training through courses and study groups to stay current with clinical advances in the field.

Ann presently offers remote therapy sessions and in-person sessions at her clinic in Old Towne Orange. Please search Ann E Goldman YouTube to view a 2010 video.

Message to clients

Life can be moving along smoothly and then suddenly there is a bump in the road — a break up, an incident at work, or maybe a death of a child. You may react in a similar way to others, or may feel alone and different. Maybe life has been rocky from the beginning and you are now ready to find ways to make it change.

Whether you are considering therapy to improve personal or professional relationships, resolve painful patterns, find meaning in life during sickness, or move through the grief of losing a loved one, psychodynamic therapy can offer you insight and relief.

Together, we will explore what has brought you here and what you hope to gain in our sessions. Whether your challenges have occurred in isolation or as a series of difficult events in a strenuous life story, I look forward to accompanying you safely through your pain, anxiety, and sadness to uncover your deepest meaning and joy in life.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Private Practice, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Supervisor
Outreach Concern, Supervisor
Mariposa Women and Family Services, Supervisor
Families Forward / Irvine School Dist, Support Specialist (Counselor)
Mariposa Women and Family Services, Counselor

AAMFT, Approved Supervisor Certificate, 2015
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 2 year studies , 2005
Pepperdine University, M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1996


California: 39348




Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Ann Goldman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Initial session:$175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week