Carole  Goguen
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Carole Goguen

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Updated January 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Traumatic Bereavement - Traumatic Grief

Professional statement

Dr. Carole Goguen is a licensed psychologist in California and founder of Night Owl Psychotherapy, offering therapy sessions from late afternoon to late evenings. She has 20+ years experience providing treatment for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Bereavement, Stress, and Grief. During her career she has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, a forensic hospital, a residential substance abuse treatment center, and VA medical centers. She is certified in telemental health and has provided video therapy throughout California since 2018.

Dr. Carole works with ethnically & culturally diverse clients, many of whom are in the LGBTQ+ community. They come from different walks of life: folks in the tech world, military veterans, homemakers, healthcare professionals, the entertainment industry.

She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Early in her career she became the Associate Director of Research and Education for the National Center for PTSD.

Message to clients

Wondering if therapy is can help you? Ask yourself: Does the idea of being around other people, especially those you don’t know well, fill you with a sense of dread? Are you sick of waking up with thousands of "what if" thoughts racing through your mind? Are you convinced that something terrible is about to happen? Do your relationships leave you feeling drained of all your energy? Do you get a knot in your stomach at the idea of making a mistake? Have events or people broken your spirit? Did you lost someone you care about? Did someone you care about die a horrible death? Are you overwhelmed or at the end of your rope? Have you nowhere to turn and no one to talk to about your struggles?

If “yes,” therapy can be helpful for you. When I work with clients, we work together as a team. We discuss their current problems and the influence that their past might, or might not, have on their struggles. I have helped clients feel relaxed, gain strength and confidence, understand themselves more, and reduce their immediate emotional reactions.

Schedule your free 15 minute phone consult so we will decide together if I am a good fit for you. If the listed times for the phone consult do not work for you, please call, email, or text me to arrange a more convenient time for you. Do it today.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Traumatic Bereavement - Traumatic Grief - Healing from the violent/horrific/sudden death of a loved one, coping with intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and depressed mood. Support while going through the practical/legal aftermath of the death


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Night Owl Psychotherapy, Psychologist, 2017 - Present
Department of Veterans Affairs, Psychologist, 2001 - 2021
National Center for PTSD, Associate Director for Research and Education, 1998 - 2000

Pepperdine University, Doctor of Psychology, 1998
Pepperdine University, Master of Arts in Psychology, 1993


California: PSY 17685