Barbara Goldner is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island. Her practice focuses on working with clients navigating relationships, substance use challenges, loss and grief, issues of isolation, and anxiety. She particularly enjoys working with college students and young professionals during transitionary times as they redefine their self-identity and relationships with others.
Barbara has deep expertise in working with individuals who are or have loved ones struggling with substance use. She takes a nonjudgmental and highly collaborative approach, based in Gestalt and supportive therapies. She also sees many couples, focusing on improving communication skills and fostering intimacy.
In addition to her private practice experience, Barbara has also consulted with large organizations, giving her unique insight into the challenges of health and business professionals. She works with clients to focus on positive strengths, moving beyond current obstacles to create meaningful change.