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Carole Goguen(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety - Depression- Trauma-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-

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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 been providing care to people with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Stress for over 25 years. 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 served as the Associate Director of Research and Education for the National Center for PTSD.

Message to clients

Welcome to my private practice! As a licensed psychologist in California, I specialize in providing care to people plagued by imposter syndrome, anxious and overwhelmed by life's pressures, or haunted by traumas to feel confident, calm, and secure. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health for your overall well being.

I create a safe and supportive environment where we can work together to identify and address the root causes of your struggles. I tailor each session to your unique needs and goals.

If you're ready to take the first step towards positive change, I invite you to reach out and schedule your free low stress phone consultation. If the listed phone consult times are inconvenient, please contact me directly to schedule your phone consult. Let's work together to build a brighter and more fulfilling future for you.

With evening hours as late as 10 PM, I offer flexibility to accommodate your busy schedule.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Night Owl Psychotherapy, Psychologist
Department of Veterans Affairs, Psychologist
National Center for PTSD, Associate Director for Research and Education

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


California: PSY 17685




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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours


  • 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

Client testimonials

"Carole got back to me right away and immediately conveyed a caring and compassionate approach."
- Zencare client August 2023


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Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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